DTI Capiz reports no changes in prices of commodities
by Jemin B. Guillermo
Roxas City (19 February) -- A P60 price hike per bag was noted on soft flour last January, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here said.
Based on DTI's monthly report last month, the price of soft flour in December last year was P717 per bag while in January 2008, the price was posted at P777 per 25-kilogram bag.
There was also a price hike on 150-gram Nido Full Cream Fortified milk, corned beef, tire wire and steel bars, the report showed.
Accordingly, the DTI here explained that the increase in prices of Nido full cream powdered milk, Purefoods corned beef and Gold Key soft flour by P8.18 percent, 8.02 percent and 8.36 percent, respectively, was set by the company.
The report said that for construction materials, the increase in the prices of tire wire and steel bars by 8.33 percent and 4.86 percent, respectively, was due to increase in prices from the source.
Except for said items, the prevailing prices of commodities monitored in groceries and supermarkets in Capiz remain unchanged as compared to its data in December last year, the report said.
As of January, cement is sold at P180 per bag.
Meanwhile, the prices of agricultural products remain stable, however, a P10 per kilogram price increase was noted on pork and meat from carabao and cattle.
There is also a P1 price hike per bottle of cooking oil. (PIA) [top]