Prices of most of the essential food items in the city markets, witnessed a downward trend, according to survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Sunday.
The survey witnessed that the prices of most of essential commodities dropped by 20 to 25 per cent, as compared to last week. Potatoes were selling at Rs 80 per 5kg against last week’s price of Rs 100-110, onion at Rs 100 per 5kg against last week’s rate of Rs 150 and chicken at Rs 112 per kg against last week price Rs 130.
The prices of green chilly, ladyfinger, dates and persimmon remained stable while that of mango and banana increased. Mangos were being sold at Rs 60 per kg against last week’s rate of Rs 40 per kg, while banana at Rs 50 per dozen against last week price of Rs 40 per dozen.
Gram flour (baisen) is being sold at Rs 70 per kilogram, which was selling at Rs 90 to 120 per kg. However, rate of sugar is still high as available at Rs 65 per kilogram. Similarly, a slight decease also witnessed in the rate of beverages with different quality and brands.
However, the survey noted that prices of all quality and varieties of pulses, slightly decreased in market, as rice is available at Rs 110 per kg, against Rs 120-130 in the market. Price of Dal mash is being sold at Rs 150 per kilogram, which was selling at Rs 200 per kg, while white beans sold at Rs 110 per kilogram.
According to survey, price of malaka masoor had decreased from Rs 130 to Rs 116 per kg, dal masoor at Rs 120 per kg, gram flour at Rs 120 which was selling at Rs 68 per kg during the preceding week. Similarly, the price of sugar is still costlier in market as a one-kilogram being sold at Rs 65 and Rs 70. Likewise, a rise of Rs 90 has registered in a 20-kg sac of flour, while Rs 250 increases flour bag weight 75 kilogram.
The survey also noted a robust decrease in prices of vegetable as a five kilogram tomato is being sold at Rs 150, which was selling at Rs 200. Onion is being sold at Rs 20 and Rs 25 per kg against Rs 40. Ginger is available at Rs 160 per kg, which was selling at Rs 200 during the last week, while garlic is also sold at Rs 120 per kg.
Price of one kilogram peas had also down at Rs 50 from Rs 90 per kg, arvi available at Rs 50 per kg, ladyfinger at Rs 50 per kg, cabbage at Rs 15 per kg, cauliflower at Rs 20 per kg. Price of lemon had also decreased at Rs 80 per kg, from Rs 120 per kg.
Prices of chicken also fell to Rs 112 per kg, which was selling at Rs 130 per kg during the preceding week. According to market survey, a live chicken with good weight, is being sold at Rs 270, which was selling at Rs 350. Eggs rates also increased at Rs 100 per dozen, which was selling at Rs 90 per dozen during last week.
However, prices of apples, bananas, orange, and dates still on high side. Banana is being available at Rs 50-60 per dozen, which was selling at Rs 30-40 per dozen. Similarly, an apple is being sold at Rs 60-80/kg against Rs 100-120/kg.
Source: Business Recorder
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