Prices of most of essential kitchen items including vegetable, chicken and grocery remained stable as no significant change was witnessed in rates of these daily use items during the preceding week, according to a survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Sunday.
According to the survey, it was seen that a bag of 49-kilogram good quality rice, being sold at Rs 6000 to Rs6500 while low quality of rice available at Rs5600/- in the wholesale market without any significant change during the preceding week.
Similarly, a 49 kg of bag of Moonge is available at Rs 6600, Dal Channa at Rs 3500, Malika Masoor is being sold at Rs 5700, big Channa at Rs 4400 to Rs 4500, red bean at Rs 4400, Dal Mash green at Rs 6000, red mauwa at Rs 7000 to Rs 8000, Dal Mash yellow 7400 to Rs 7200, Dotti Dal at Rs 6500 to Rs 7000.
The survey further noted that prices of various brands of ghee/cooking oil remained steady as 16-kilogram tin is available with range of Rs 1840 to Rs 2500, while prices of cooking oil also remained firm while cane of 16-kilogram is available at Rs 2630.
During the survey, it was witnessed that prices of the vegetable slightly declined with fall of the petroleum commodities, a five-kilogram bag of onion is available at Rs 280 which was being sold at Rs 300 during last week. However, a five -kg tomato bag is still available at Rs 270.
A five-kilogram potato is being sold at Rs 120, which was selling at Rs 150 during preceding week. A five-kg ladyfinger is available at Rs 700. Ginger is available at Rs 240 per kilogram against Rs 320 per kg, before the reduction in prices of petroleum commodities. Whereas, garlic available at Rs 150 per kg.
Similarly, Prices of other veggies remained stable as a five-kilogram peas is being sold at Rs 600, five-kg cauliflower and cabbage at Rs 150. A five-kg Arvi is available at Rs 240, while bag of five kg of green chilli is sold at Rs 600.
It was also noticed that rates of eggs is soaring with increasing cool weather as a box containing 300 eggs, is being sold at Rs 3500, while in retail market egg is available at Rs 110 and Rs 130 per dozen. Likewise, a good weight live chicken is being sold with range of Rs 250, Rs 270 and Rs 300.
Fresh milk vendors in provincial capital are also overcharging consumers as milk is available at the rate of Rs 60, Rs 80 and Rs 90 per kilogram, while yogurt is also being sold at Rs 80 and Rs 90 per kilogram, despite official fix rate of Rs 55 for fresh milk of one litre, and Rs 70 for one kilogram of yogurt.
The prices of all varieties and range of fruits also remained unchanged as apple is available at Rs 100 to Rs 140 per kilogram, banana available at Rs 60 to Rs 80 per dozen, pomegranate is selling at Rs 100 and Rs 120 per kg, grapes available at Rs 100 per kg, persimmon being sold at Rs 60 to Rs 80 per kilogram.
Source: Business Recorder