Prices of all foods but fish and meat preparations were lower in November compared to the like period of last year, said the State Committee for Commodity Exchanges and Wholesale Markets.
The price of sausages increased by 5.1 per cent, of perishable meat preparations by 3.7 per cent and of mackerel by 0.6 per cent year-on-year. In the period under review the price of cooking oil decreased by 28 per cent, of flour by 14.1 per cent, of cow cheese by 16.4 per cent, and of yellow cheese by 8.1 per cent. The price of beans, rice and poultry marked a drop of 13-15 per cent and of sugar and lentils by some 6 per cent year-on-year.
Prices of fruits fell as follows: of apples by 14.3 per cent, of grapes by 21.1 per cent, of lemons by 14.5 per cent, of oranges by 6-7 per cent and of banana by 10.2 per cent.
Prices of all vegetables dropped as of the like period of last year: greenhouse tomatoes by about 26 per cent, green peppers by 12.2 per cent, garlic and greenhouse cucumbers by 4 per cent, potatoes and red peppers by some 2 per cent.
Compared to October, the price of mackerel increased by 8 per cent and of perishable meat preparations by 3.3 per cent in November. Sausages, lentils and yellow cheese appreciated by 1 to 1.7 per cent. Cow cheese and poultry marked a 2 per cent drop month-on-month. The November price of rice was 1.3 per cent down compared to its October level. The price of flour and eggs remained unchanged.
November saw an increase of the price of Bulgarian fruits as grapes appreciated by 19.8 per cent and apples by 1.1 per cent month-on-month. Oranges depreciated by 17-20 per cent, lemons by 7.6 per cent and bananas by 4.3 per cent. Prices of cucumbers increased by 37 per cent, of green peppers by 33 per cent and of greenhouse tomatoes and red pepper by 30 per cent. The price of cabbage fell by 6 per cent while that of potatoes remained unchanged.