ISLAMABAD: With a significant decrease in prices of vegetables, no change was witnessed in the prices of other essential kitchen items during the past week as compared to the preceding week, revealed a survey carried out by Business Recorder here on Saturday.
Traders and wholesalers in different markets of the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad said that the price of chicken and eggs increased while that of vegetables declined significantly in the week past as compared to the preceding week.
The survey noted sharp decline in vegetables prices as tomato was available at Rs 60 per kg against Rs 80 per kg last week price, registering a decrease of Rs 20 per kg, onions were being sold at Rs 50 per kg against Rs 70 per kg week past prices, potato was available at Rs 40 per kg against Rs60 last week price, cabbage at Rs 40 per kg, shimla mirch was being sold at Rs 90 per kg , cucumber was being sold at Rs 50 per kg, carrot at Rs 50 per kg, peas were being sold at Rs 120-180 against Rs 160-200 per kg week past price, radish at Rs 45 per kg and green-chili at Rs 70 per kg.
No change was observed in fruit prices during the past week as compared to the preceding week, as apple was available at Rs 80-120 per kg, banana was being sold at Rs 60-100 per dozen, grapes at Rs 100- 180 per kg, chikko (Sapodilla) was being sold at Rs180 per kg.
The survey also observed that meat prices remained stable during last week as mutton was available at Rs 560 per kg, and beef at Rs 380 per kg. However, chicken was available at Rs 130 to Rs 140 per kg and eggs were being sold at Rs115 per dozen.
However, pulses price remained stable during the week past against the preceding week, as mash was available at Rs 160-180 against Rs 160 per kg week past price, moong at Rs 150 per kg, lobia at Rs 150 per kg, masoor at Rs 130 per kg, channa at Rs 120-140 per kg and white channa at Rs 140-155 per kg.
Similarly, rice prices also remained unchanged as colonel rice was available at Rs 140 per kg while broken rice at Rs 90 per kg. However, prices of ghee/cooking oil remained stable during the last week as compared to the preceding week.
Source: Business Recorder
Story first published: 11th November 2012