Prices of ed­i­bles low in Pak­istan as com­pared to re­gional coun­tries

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IS­LAM­ABAD

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.

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