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