Prices of most of the essential commodities remained unchanged during last week, except a slight increase in rates of flour, sugar, chicken, and eggs in proceeding week, as compared to last week, according to survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Sunday.
The prices of important kitchen items mostly remained unchanged in both wholesale and retail markets. However, the prices of sugar have gone up in wholesale market, as a 49-kg bag is available at Rs 3400, which was selling at Rs 3,100 during last week. But the wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the provincial capital, as shopkeepers and retailers were charging the consumers with different rates, against the official prices.
The flour prices also gone up in wholesale and retail markets as a sac of 85-kg is available at Rs 4,200/-, which was selling at Rs 3,900 in the last week as compared to the preceding week. Similarly, the retail rates also steadily increased as fine flour is being sold at Rs 52 per kg against the Rs 45 per kg, while brown atta being available at Rs 42 per kg against the Rs 32 per kg in the 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 Rs130.
The prices of green chilly, ladyfinger, dates and persimmon remained stable while that of banana increased, as banana is available at Rs 50 per dozen against last week price 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 rates 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.
Source: Business Recorder