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Food stuff prices increased by 3.35% inprices at the third week of the Holy Month of Ramadan

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The weekly report issued by Dubai Statistics Center observing the prices of food stuff  during the holy month of Ramadan in the Emirate of Dubai markets, showed that food prices increased significantly during the third week of the Holy Month of Ramadan, while prices witnessed huge increase at 3.35% during the third week compared to the second week of the month of Ramadan.

According to Mrs. Faiqa Al Qassim  director of  price statistics at Dubai Statistics Center who said the increase was the result of the increasing prices of  most food categories such as fish, seafood and fruits as well as the unrated food stuff such as food flavors, pickles and other vegetables, and the prices of oils and fats, besides, the increase in meat prices.

Al Qassim added that the prices of fish and seafood rose at 18.27% due to increase in most types of fish such as: barred Spanish mackerel,  spotted grouper and rabbit fish, it was noted upon studying the report that; the prices of fruits ranked second in height as it raised at 5.57%. while the prices of other unrated food stuff such as food flavors, pickles,  etc…  continued rising ..to  record a price increase at 0.80%, whereas the prices of vegetables has changed their trend upward to register an increase rate at  0.78%, and the prices of oils and fats raised by slight proportions at  0.07% and meat prices at 0.02%.

Bread and Grains

Regardless of increase in the prices of the previous categories, the report showed a decline in the prices of bread and grain and their products, registering  a decline at 0.28%, on account of a minor reduction in the prices of some varieties of rice, bread, flour and wheat.

Sugar, Confectionery and Beverages

This week the report exhibited similar results for the past week of sugar and beverages categories, as it showed stability in the prices of sugar, jam, chocolate and confectionery, as well as prices of beverage, while the prices of  the varieties of tea and coffee and  mineral and carbonated waters and juices remain unaffected at their previous levels and have not changed since the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan,

It is noteworthy that food prices at the third week of the month of Ramadan witnessed an increase at 2.77% compared to the last week of the month of Shaaban, even though the prices showed a decline in the first week of Ramadan compared to the last week of the month of Shaaban at 0.72%.

«Abu Dhabi Statistics»:  increase in the prices of Fish, Legumes, Meat

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi issued yesterday its third weekly report on Ramadan Commodity Index, which exhibited that the price of  «fish and seafood» category increased  during the third week compared to the second week of Ramadan at 3.9% in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi due to the higher prices in  Abu Dhabi at 5.8%, and in increased at 13.2% in the Western Region, while prices Decline at Al Ain region at 1%.

The most significant commodities  contributed to the increase in the  prices of the group in Abu Dhabi region is «fresh grouper», as it increased at 10.3%, and  the price of «fresh yellow-fin tuna » increased at 7.9%, and «fresh Barred Spanish Mackerel» at 6.3%.

Concerning the prices of vegetable category they increased at 2.4% during the third week of Ramadan compared to the prices of the second week. This increase was a result of increased prices of this category in Abu Dhabi region at  3.3% and in Al Ain region at 1.2%, as well as  the increase in western region at  0.3%.

The increased prices of the category are mainly due to the increased  prices of «Tomato» at 6.7% and «Cucumber» at 5.7% and «Sweet Pepper» at 18.5%.

Meat

The prices of meat category increased at 1.3% in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which mainly due the increased prices in the Abu Dhabi region at 2.5%, while the prices declined at Al Ain region at 0.2% regardless of the steadiness of prices in the Western Region.

The most significant commodities contributed to the increase in meat prices in Abu Dhabi region «mutton with bone / 1 Kg / Australian», since the  prices increased at 9.1%, followed by «Boneless Beef Cut / 1 Kg / Brazilian» at 6.5%, and the prices of « Boneless Beef Cut / 1 Kg / Australian » increased at 4.3%.

Fruits

The Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi noted that the prices of «Fruits» category  increased at 0.8% in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as a result of increased prices in  Abu Dhabi region at 0.5%.

The prices of food and beverages category during the third week of Ramadan

The categories of food commodities in the second week of Ramadan, the third week of Ramadan inflation

Food and beverages 145.61 150.49 3.35

Bread and Grains and their products 147.98 147.57 (0.28)

Meat 152.36 152.38 0.02

Fish and seafood 188.50 222.94 18.27

Milk, cheese and eggs 116.31 116.31 -

Oils and fats 138.24 138.34 0.07

Fruits 153.36 161.91 5.57

Vegetables 132.85 133.88 0.78

Sugar, jam, chocolate, and confectionery 136.54 136.54 -

Food classified under another item 185.46 186.95 0.80

Tea, coffee and cocoa 136.30 136.30

Mineral and carbonated waters and juices 114.27 114.27

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