Bulgaria Registers Slight Food Price Drop in November
In November, 2011, prices of basic food stables in Bulgaria are falling slightly with their wholesale price index being in the 0.5 – 3.4 range.
The data was released by the State Commission for Commodity Exchanges and Market Places.
In November, prices of flour, rice, and cooking oil were down by 3%; those of sugar, lentils, chicken meat and meat products – by 1.5%. Prices of milk and milk products kept their October levels, while eggs price was up nearly 6%.
Regarding prices of produce, those of greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers were up by 40%-50%, peppers – by 12% to 22% (green and red), grape prices were also up by 50%.
Prices of citrus fruit (5%-14%), apples (3%), potatoes (28%), garlic (32%), and cabbage (24%) – all went down in November.
Compared to November 2010, prices of almost all food items went up – the largest increases were registered for the price of sugar (66%) and fish (32%); beans, rice, milk and milk products show a 10% price increase while prices of flour and cooking oil remained at their November 2010 levels.
On annual basis, prices of potatoes, garlic, peppers and cabbage dropped by 20%-30%, of citrus fruit, grapes, and apples – by 7%-10%, while those of greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers went up by 10%, and of bananas – by 2%.
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