site.btaFood Price Index Down Again
The market price index (MPI), which reflects wholesale food prices, fell by 0.99% this week to 2.280 points, according to data from the Commodity Exchanges and Wholesale Markets State Commission. The index level at the beginning of the year was 2.316 points. It then reached its spring high of 2.480 points in the first third of March.
The baseline of 1.000 points was set in 2005.
In the past week, hothouse tomatoes went down by 11.1% and traded at BGN 3.05/kg.
Hothouse cucumbers gained 10.7% and traded at BGN 3.30/kg. Red peppers depreciated by 0.5% to 4.28/kg.
Potatoes appreciated by 6.8% and traded at BGN 1.56/kg, carrots appreciated by 7.2% to BGN 1.94/kg. Cabbage fell by 19.1% and traded at BGN 1.06/kg.
Strawberries depreciated by 17.1% and traded at BGN 4.30/kg. Imported apples lost 3.4% and traded at BGN 1.71/kg, lemons lost 3.8% reaching BGN 2.28/kg, bananas lost 3% reaching BGN 2.94/kg. Cherry prices have not yet been updated by the Commission.
The wholesale price of white brined cheese from cow's milk decreased by 1.1% and traded at BGN 11.04/kg. Vitosha yellow kashkaval cheese gained 1% reaching BGN 17.34/kg.
Chicken gained 2.3% reaching BGN 6.30/kg. Size M eggs saw no change and traded at BGN 0.35 a piece.
Rice appreciated 0.3% and traded at BGN 3.08/kg, lentil appreciated by 1.2% and traded at BGN 4.21/kg.
Grade 500 flour went up by 6.2% and traded at BGN 1.37/kg.
Sunflower oil appreciated by 2.5% and traded at BGN 3.24/litre.
Butter went down by 1.9% and traded at BGN 2.55 per 125 g.
Sugar gained 2.5% and traded at BGN 2.45/kg.
Full information on wholesale and retail food prices, in the country and abroad, is available at https://www.foodprice.bg/