Prices of 12 commodities increase by over 25 percent: Consumer Protection

Economy

Published: 2020-11-02 15:48

Last Updated: 2020-11-02 15:56


Prices of 12 commodities increase by over 25 percent: Consumer Protection
Prices of 12 commodities increase by over 25 percent: Consumer Protection

A study conducted by Consumer Protection on the changes in commodity prices compared to their prices at the beginning of 2020 revealed an increase in the prices of 12 food items and consumer goods by 25.9 percent, a decrease in the prices of 15 commodities by 19.8 percent, and the stability of the prices of 69 other commodities.

According to the study, the prices of some vegetables have significantly increased:

  • Tomato by 50 percent.
  • Cauliflower by 50 percent.
  • Carrots by 33.3 percent.
  • Garlic by 33 percent.
  • Local green beans by 16.6 percent.
  • Large eggplants by 28.5 percent.
  • Cucumber by 25 percent.

Potato prices decreased by 40 percent while the prices green peppers, cabbages and lettuce prices remained steady.

As for fruits, the price of local bananas decreased by 32 percent and the prices of imported apples, bananas and oranges remained stable.

Lamb prices increased as follows:

  • Australian lamb prices by 25 percent.
  • Frozen Romanian lamb by 15.3 percent.
  • New Zealand lamb by 13 percent.
  • Fresh Romanian lamb by 6.6 percent.
  • Imported veal by 8.3 percent.

All the prices of local meat remained stable.

The prices of fresh chicken decreased by 7.6 percent, fresh organic chicken by 20 percent, and the price of live “nattafat” chicken, frozen organic chicken and frozen fish remained fixed.

The study also showed that egg prices have increased in by 44.4 percent, vegetable ghee by 10 percent, and prices remained stable for rice, tea, sugar, legumes, milk, yoghurt, cheese, vegetable oils and canned foods.