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PESHAWAR: Mixed trend in prices of important kitchen items, including live chicken/meat, flour, eggs, vegetables, pulses, sugar, fruits and others was witnessed in the local market, according to a survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Sunday.

One-kilogram live chicken/meat has increased at Rs270 which was selling at at Rs255in the previous week as compared to preceding week, showing an increase of Rs15 per kg, while a dozen of farm eggs are also increased at Rs220 from Rs200, and hen eggs was available at Rs350 per dozen in the local market, the survey noted.

According to the survey, the price of an 80-kg bag of flour was slightly brought down at Rs7000 against the earlier price of Rs8000.

Similarly, a reduction in the 20-kg flour bag was also seen at Rs1500-1600 against Rs1900 and Rs2000 in the local market.

Prices of fresh milk remained unchanged as available at Rs170 per kg, while yogurt at Rs250-260 per kg and Rs290 per kg in the local market.

Price of sugar has decreased as available at Rs88 per kilo against the previous price of Rs 90 per kg in the local market, the survey noted.

Prices of dry-milk powder and packed milk remained unchanged in the open market. Prices of all brand and quality beverages also surged up in the local market.

Likewise, prices of cooking oil/ghee of different brands and quality remained high-side in the local market.

Butchers have continued to charge consumers with self-imposed rates as cow meat without bone is being sold at Rs750 per kg and without bone at Rs700 per kg, as butchers are openly defying the official fixed rates, the survey noted.

According to the survey, the prices of veggies are sky-high in the local market. Price of tomato was decreased as available at Rs70-80 per kg which was selling at Rs120 per kilogramme in the previous week.

Similarly, it further noticed a one-kilogramme onion was available at Rs80 against the price of Rs100 per kg in the previous week in the open market. Ginger is being sold at Rs350 per kg against the price of Rs400 per kg in the last week, while garlic is available at Rs250-300 per kg in the local market, the survey added.

Cucumber was available at Rs80 per kilogramme against the price of Rs60 per kg in the last week. Price of lemon was also decreased as available at Rs150-200 per kilogramme which was selling at Rs200-250 per kg in the local market, the survey noted.

It was witnessed during a visit in the local vegetable market that no veggie was available below Rs100 per kg. Capsicum is being sold at Rs400 per kilogramme, peas at Rs250-300 per kg, arvi at Rs150 per kg, tori at Rs150 per kg, kado at Rs130 per kg, bitter gourd at Rs100 per kg, cauliflower at Rs120 per kg, cabbage at Rs100 per kg, red-potatoes at Rs80-100 and white-potatoes at Rs70 per kg, bringle at Rs80-100 per kg, ladyfinger at Rs120 per kg.

Prices of food grains or pulses have touched a new peak, the survey witnessed. It noticed a good quality (sela) price is being sold Rs250 per kg while low –quality rice was available at Rs 200-220/- per kg, dal mash at Rs320 per kg, dal masoor at 280 per kg, dal chilka (black) Rs300 per kg, dal chilka (green) Rs200 per kg, moong at Rs200 per kg, dhoti dal at Rs180 per kg, dal channa at Rs220 per kg, white lobiya at Rs220/240 per kg, gram flour (baisen) at Rs 160-180/- per kilogramme, moonge at Rs 220-240 per kg.

Fruit prices have touched a new peak in the local market, the survey observed. Bananas are selling at Rs 100-120 per dozen, apricot at Rs200-300 per kg, plums at Rs200-250 per kg, melons at Rs60-80 per kg, watermelon at Rs80 per kg, muskmelon at Rs 200-300 per piece, cherry at Rs 400-500 per kg, pomegranate at Rs 200-250, green-coloured mango at Rs150 per kg and other Rs200 per kg.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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