Tomatoes price hiked by Rs41 per Kg in a week

(Staff Report):-

The price of tomatoes increased by 41 rupees per kilogram in a week, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). Per kilogram price of tomatoes soared to Rs. 180, PBS stated. The commodity has been available at Rs.180 per kilo in Islamabad and 150 rupees in Rawalpindi.

Per KG price of tomatoes has been Rs.160 in Lahore, Gujranwala (140) and Sialkot (120), PBS report said.

The market price of the vegetable in Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur and Peshwar, has been Rs. 120 per kilo. In Bannu the price of tomatoes is Rs. 110 per KG, while in Sargodha and Sukkur it is Rs. 100 per kilo, according to the PBS.

Tomatoes being sold in markets of Karachi and Khuzdar at Rs. 80 per KG and in Quetta at Rs. 90 per kilogram, PBS stated.

The weekly inflation, measured by Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), witnessed an increase of 1.8 per cent to jump to 46.65pc on a year-on-year basis for the week ended on March 22, according to a report issued by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

Of the 51 items tracked, the prices of 26 items increased, 12 items decreased, whereas those of 13 items remained stable.

During the week under review, the items whose prices increased the most compared to the previous year were Tomatoes (71.77%), Wheat Flour (42.32%), Potatoes (11.47%), Bananas (11.07%), Tea Lipton (7.34%), Pulse Mash (1.57%), Tea Prepared (1.32%) and Gur (1.03%), non-food items, Georgette (2.11%), Lawn (1.77%) and Long Cloth (1.58%).

The products whose prices dropped the most compared to the previous week were Chicken (8.14%), Powdered Chillies (2.31%), LPG (1.31%), Mustard Oil and Garlic (1.19%) each, Pulse Gram and Onions (1.06%) each, Vegetable Ghee 1 Kg (0.83%), Cooking Oil 5 litre (0.21%), Pulse Moong (0.17%), Pulse Masoor (0.15%) and Eggs (0.03%).—NNI