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PESHAWAR: A steep increase in prices of ginger, garlic, tomato, onion and other important kitchen items ahead of Eid ul Azha was witnessed in the retail market, according to the survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Sunday. As the Eid ul Azha, the second largest Muslim festival is around the corner, the prices of ginger, garlic, tomatoes, onion have risen up manifold owing to increasing demand on this Eid occasion.

According to the survey, price ginger has surged up at Rs460-480 per kg which was selling at Rs 380-400/- in the previous week. Similarly, the price of garlic has also touched a new peak which is being sold at Rs200-250 per kg against the price of Rs150/- per kg in the last week.

Likewise, tomatoes are being available at Rs40-50/- per kg which was available at Rs20/- per kg. Green chili is being sold at Rs150/- per kg, lemon at Rs120/- per kg, cucumber at Rs50-60/- per kg, carrot at Rs60/- per kg.

It was witnessed that peas is being sold at Rs250/- per kg, capsicum at Rs120/- per kg, arvi at Rs80/- per kg, kado at Rs70/- per kg, tori at Rs80/- per kg, turnip at Rs60 per kg, cauliflower at Rs80/- per kg, cabbage at Rs70/- per kg, red-colored potatoes at Rs70/- per kg, white-coloured potato at Rs50/- per kg, long potato at Rs200/- per kg and bitter gourd (Karela) at Rs60/- per kg and bringle at Rs50/- per kg.

The survey noticed that the live chicken was available Rs226/- per kg while a dozen of farm eggs were within the range of Rs150-160/-. It was added that cow meat is being sold at Rs 500-550/- per kg and Rs600/- per kg in the local market.

According to the survey, a 20 kg flour bag costs Rs1100-1200/- and Rs1300/- in the wholesale market while in the retail market, flour is being sold at Rs54-60 per kg. Maida (fine flour) is being sold at Rs60-65/- per kg.

It was added that sugar is being sold at Rs105/- per kg as the price of 49 KG sac has surged up Rs4700/- in the wholesale market.

Fresh milk was being sold at Rs130-140/- per litre against the official fixed rate of Rs90/- per litre, while yogurt is being sold at Rs100-120/- and Rs140/- per kg against the official fixed price of Rs100/- per kg.

Prices of fresh fruits remained high-side in the retail market. Apples are being sold at Rs 150-180/- per kg, apricot at Rs150/- per kg, bananas available at Rs 80-100/-, guava was being sold at Rs150/- per kg, peach at Rs100/- per kg, prices of mangoes are still high side being as available within range of Rs150-and Rs200/- per kg, melon at Rs50/- per kg, watermelon was being sold at Rs40-50 per kg.

The survey noticed the prices of food grains/ grocery items remained unchanged in the local market. A one-kg sugar is being sold at Rs100/- per kg in the local market, whereas grain flour (baisen) was available at Rs120/- per kg.

It was revealed that good quality rice (sela) was being sold at Rs 150-160/- per kg, while other qualities were being available within range of Rs120-130/- and Rs140/- per kg, while toota rice was being sold at Rs70-80/- per kg. Prices of cooking oil/ghee also remained high-side in the retail market.

Likewise, red bean is being sold within range of Rs180/- and Rs 200-220/- per kg, white lobia at Rs200/- per kg, big-size white-channa available at Rs140/- per kg while small size at Rs120/- per kg, mash dal was being sold at Rs260/- per kg, dhoti dal at Rs220/- per kg, dal masoor at Rs160/- per kg.

Dal chilka (green) was available at Rs160/- while dal chilka (black) was being sold at Rs220/- per kg.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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