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Prices of essential kitchen items witnessed a mixed trend during this week past as compared to previous week, a survey conducted by Business Recorder revealed here on Saturday.

The survey observed that onions price remained stable at Rs 375 per 5 kg which were being sold at Rs 90-85 per kg in the retail market, tomatoes price went down from Rs 350 to Rs 250 per 5kg which were being sold Rs 60 against Rs 80-90 per kg and potatoes' price went up from Rs 180 to Rs 220 per 5 kg which were being sold at Rs 50-55 against Rs 40-45 per kg in the retail market.

Even prices of carrot, turnip, brinjal, cabbage and radish, which usually remain in the limits of Rs 30-40 per kg, have reached Rs 50-80 per kg mark, it was noted. Moreover, it has always been observed that there is no check on prices as the retailers are charging their own prices without following the government's price list.

Garlic price went further down from Rs 850 to Rs 800 per 5kg which was being sold at Rs 230 per kg against Rs 240 per kg and ginger price went up from Rs 1,450 to Rs 1,475 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 310 against Rs 300 per kg. Lemon price went down from Rs 500 to Rs 400 per 5kg which was being sold at Rs 100 against Rs 120 per kg in the retail market.

Maroo kaddu price went up from Rs 230 to Rs 300 per 5kg which was being sold at Rs 75-80 against Rs 65 per kg in the retail market; radish price went up from Rs 150 to Rs 200 per 5kg which was being sold at Rs 50 against Rs40 per kg in the retail market.

Capsicum price went up from Rs 475 to Rs 650 per 5kg which was being sold at Rs 160-150 per kg against Rs 110-120 per kg; cucumber price went down from Rs 275 to Rs 200 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 55-60 per kg against Rs 70-80 per kg; cauliflower price went up from Rs 200 per 5 kg to Rs 300 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 75-65 per kg against Rs 55-50 per kg; cabbage price went up from Rs 130 to Rs 200 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 50 pee kg against Rs 45 per kg.

Prices of various qualities of pumpkins went up from Rs 200-250 to Rs 300-350 to per 5 kg which were being sold in the range of Rs 70-90 per kg against Rs 55-65 per kg; okra price went up from Rs 240 per 5 kg to Rs 300 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 80 per kg against Rs 60-70 per kg; and kareela price went up from Rs 400 per 5 kg to Rs 500 per 5 kg which was being sold at Rs 140 per kg against Rs 110-120 per kg.

Egg price went up from Rs 100 to Rs 106 per dozen which in the retail market was being sold at Rs 120 per dozen against Rs 110 per dozen, chicken price went down from 6,500 to Rs 6,000 per 40 kg which in the retail market was being sold at Rs 175 per kg against Rs 210 per kg while chicken meat was being sold at Rs 280 per kg against Rs 320 per kg.

During the week under review, no significance changes were witnessed in prices of milk, sugar, iodized salt, spices, rice, pulses, ghee, cooking oil, bread, wheat flour and other edibles.

Fruit prices witnessed an increasing trend as golden apple was being sold at Rs 140 per kg against Rs 110 per kg, Gaja apple was available at Rs 140 per kg, and Ambri apple at Rs 100 per kg against Rs 90 per kg.

Pakistani Kala Kolo apple was available at Rs 170 per kg against Rs 150 per kg and Iranian apple at Rs 200 per kg against Rs 180 per kag. Good quality local banana was being sold at Rs 75 per dozen against Rs 70 per dozen while normal quality banana was being sold in the range of Rs 45-55 per dozen, and guava was available at Rs 100 per kg against Rs 90 per kg.

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