Dubai Statics Center: Food Prices Increase by 0.16% During the Second Week of Ramadan
Image : The director of prices statistics in DSC
The weekly report issued by the Dubai Statics Center (DSC) on the food prices during the Holy Month of Ramadan in Dubai markets revealed that the prices for the food and beverages resumed the upward movement after dropping during the first week of Ramadan. Prices increased by 0.16% during the second week compared to the first week of Ramadan. Director of Prices Statistics at DSC Faeka Al Qasem said the slight in increase is due to the increase in the fish and seafood group, as well as, the price of milk, cheese, eggs and meet, in addition to the prices of unclassified food items such as food flavors, pickles and others.
She added that the prices of fish and seafood increased significantly by 3.3% due to the increase in the prices of most types of fish. Other unclassified food items such as food flavorings, pickles and the like, the prices of which rose by 0.56%. The prices of milk, cheese and eggs rose slightly by 0.13% and the prices of meet rose by 0.09% as a result of the increase in the prices of fresh lamb and goat meat and some frozen meet types.
Drop in the Prices of Vegetables and Fruits
Despite the aforesaid increases in prices, Al Qasem said the increase were countered by a drop in the prices of fruits by 1.61%, the prices of vegetables also dropped by 1.27% and the prices of other food items also recorded a slight drop by 0.5%, while the prices of oil and fats dropped by 0.06% and the prides of bread and cereals and their products dropped by 0.02%.
Prices of Sugar, Confectionaries and Beverages were Stable
Al Qasem noted that the weekly report revealed that the prices for sugar, jam, chocolate and confectionaries were stable at their previous prices for last week, the same applied for the prices of beverages as the prices of tea, coffee, mineral water and carbonated beverages and juices were unchanged.
Prices Dropped for the First Week of Ramadan
It is worth noting that the prices of food items dropped during the first week of Ramadan compared to the last week of Shabaan by 0.72%
It is worth noting that the prices of food items dropped during the first week of Ramadan compared to the last week of Shabaan by 0.72%.