ISLAMABAD: The prices of essential kitchen items as well as daily use items have witnessed an increase during this week past against previous week, revealed a survey carried out by Business Recorder here on Saturday.
The survey observed an increase in prices of chicken, cooked food items, spices, pulses, tea, detergents, bathing soap, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and other items, while wheat flour price witnessed a reduction.
Chicken price went up from Rs 14,700 per 40 kg in the wholesale market to Rs 15,500, which in retail, is being sold at Rs 420 per kg against Rs 400 per kg, while chicken meat is being sold at Rs 660 per kg against Rs 620 per kg. Eggs prices went down from Rs 8,800 per carton of 30 dozens to Rs 8,000 per dozen, while in retail, eggs are being sold at Rs 285 per dozen against Rs 300 per dozen.
Wheat flour price witnessed a decline as best quality wheat flour is available at Rs 1,920 per 15kg bag, which in retail is being sold at Rs 1,950 per 15 kg bag. Normal quality wheat flour bag is being sold at Rs 1,900 per 15 kg bag in wholesale market, which in retail is being sold at Rs 1,920.
Lipton Yellow Label tea prices from Rs 1,600 per kg to Rs 1,650 per kg pack and Islamabad tea price also increased from Rs 1,600 to Rs 1,650 per pack, powder chilli price remained stable at Rs 750 per kg, and turmeric powder price also remained unchanged at Rs 400 per kg. Sugar price went slightly down from Rs 4,450 per 50 kg bag to Rs 4,420 per bag, which in retail is being sold in the range of Rs 95-100 per kg.
LPG prices jumped from Rs 300 per kg