Prices of edibles low in Pakistan as compared to regional countries
The prices of various essential edible commodities have been recorded lower in Pakistan as compared to other regional countries, including India, Bangladesh, Colombo and Kabul.
The Planning and Development Division has made a comparison of prices of various edible commodities in the country vis-a-vis other regional countries, which indicate lower prices of essential commodities in Pakistan. The price comparison has been made in Pak rupees, covering the data of capitals of these countries during end of October 2012.
According to the data, the average per kilogram wheat price in Islamabadhas been recorded at Rs 28.75, against Rs 32.02 in New Delhi, Rs 44.10 in Dhaka and Rs 48 in Kabul.
Similarly, the prices of per kilogram wheat flour stood at Rs 34.06 inIslamabad, against Rs 51.06 in Dhaka, Rs 129.26 in Colombo and Rs 53 in Kabul. However, it remained little bit higher as compared to Rs 33.80 in New Delhi.
The prices of per kilogram rice (basmati) was Rs 112.25 in Islamabad, Rs 163.50 in New Delhi, Rs 162.46 in Dhaka, Rs 129.26 in Colombo and Rs 183 in Kabul where as prices of per kilogram masoor pulse was recorded at Rs 111.25 in Islamabad, Rs 115.64 in New Delhi, Rs 127.65 in Dhaka and Rs 100.53 in Colombo and Rs 183 in Kabul.
The prices of per kilogram beef in Islamabad stood at Rs 280 against Rs 271 in News Delhi, Rs 324.92 in Dhaka, Rs 387.77 in Colombo and Rs 512 in Kabul whereas the prices of per kilogram sugar in Islamabad was Rs 59.50 against Rs 72.94 in New Delhi, Rs 75.43 in Dhaka, Rs 88.33 in Colombo and Rs 92 in Kabul. The prices of per kilogram chicken (farm) was Rs 120.38 in Islamabad against Rs 314.00 in News Delhi,Rs 208 in Dhaka, Rs 315.96 in Colombo and Rs 309 in Kabul whereas prices of per kilogram red chilies stood at Rs.306.25 against Rs 409.50 in New Dehi and Rs 398 in Kabul.
However, prices per kilogram edible ghee ( loose) was Rs 202 in Islamabad, a little bit higher as compared to prices of the commodity in New Delhi and Kabul where its prices was Rs 147.66 and Rs 182 respectively.
However, the prices of edible ghee were Rs 522.19 in Dhaka. The prices of per kilogram tea in Islamabad were lower as compared to New Delhi, but higher as compared to Dhaka, Colombo and Kabul similarly, prices of per kilogram garlic were lower in Islamabad as compared to New Delhi but higher as compared to Dhaka, Colombo and Kabul.