site.btaFood Market Index Up by 0.32% in Week
Bulgaria's food wholesale market price index rose by 0.32% to 2.480 points in the week beginning March 6, the Commodity Exchange and Wholesale Markets State Commission said on Sunday. Since the start of the year, the level of the index has increased by more than 7%, from 2.316 points.
The base level of the index was set in 2005 at 1.000 points.
Hothouse tomatoes lost 5.6% and traded at BGN 3.86 per kg. Hothouse cucumbers lost 8.9% and traded at BGN 5.55 per kg. Red peppers lost 0.5% reaching BGN 4.14 per kg at the end of the week.
Potatoes lost 1.7% and traded at BGN 1.19 per kg, carrots lost 6.4% and traded at BGN 1.17 per kg. Cabbage traded at BGN 0.83 per kg.
Apples lost 5.6% and traded at BGN 1.34 per kg. Lemons gained BGN 0.04 and traded at BGN 2.44 per kg. Oranges gained 5.0% and traded at BGN 1.90 per kg, mandarin oranges gained 5.7% reaching BGN 2.43 per kg. Bananas traded at BGN 3.16 per kg.
White brined cheese from cow's milk appreciated by 1.2% to BGN 11.53 per kg. Vitosha yellow kashkaval cheese gained 1.7% reaching BGN 18.34 per kg.
Sunflower oil dropped by 7.1% and traded at BGN 3.68 per litre.
Butter gained 3.1% and sold for BGN 2.62 per 125 grammes. Chicken decreased by 4.9% to BGN 6.00 per kg.
Sugar lost 1.2% and traded at BGN 2.51 per kg. Grade 500 flour increased by 1.5% to BGN 1.38 per kg. Rice lost 0.3% and traded at BGN 3.17 per kg.
Eggs saw a minimum increase of BGN 0.01 apiece and sold for BGN 0.39 apiece at the end of the week.