Dubai: Food prices increase during last week of Ramadan

On the other hand, tea, coffee and milk saw a drop in prices

  
People are seen in front of supermarket, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020.

People are seen in front of supermarket, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020.

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Prices of food and beverages in Dubai recorded an increase by 0.26 per cent during the fourth week of Ramadan compared to the previous week.

According to a report issued by the Dubai Statistics Center, the increase is due to the rise in the prices of fish and seafood by 1.53 per cent; vegetables by 1.23 per cent; sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery group by 0.71 per cent; oils and fats group by 0.25 per cent; fruits by 0.07 per cent; bread and cereals by 0.03 per cent, and meat by 0.03 per cent.

On the other hand, prices of tea, coffee and cocoa group decreased by 0.25 per cent; and milk, cheese and eggs by 0.11 per cent, while prices of mineral water, soft drinks and juices group remained stable compared to the last week.

 
 

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