Family basket up in price
The National Institute for the Protection of Consumer Right (Pro Consumidor) has announced that most of the products in the basic family basket (essential food provisions) have increased in price in the National District and Greater Santo Domingo during the month of October 2015.
The cost of 63% of the family basket or twenty five items have gone up, while 15 items have decreased.
Milex milk (the 2,722 gram package size) had the biggest increase of RD$11.05 and now sells for RD$1,392. A pound of garlic increased by RD$7.07, and now costs RD$189.84; white yautia increased by nearly RD$6 to RD$53 per pound and red onions now sell at RD$57 per pound.
Other items that have increased are Santo Domingo coffee, red beans, fresh chicken, Victorina tomato paste, green bananas, and winter squash.
Also quality rice has gone up in price as has dried herring, brown and white sugar, Embajador chocolate squares, Milano spaghetti, corn flour, white flour, Listamilk milk, bread, Barahona plantains, potatoes, salami, salt and Maggi bouillon cubes.
Those items which have gone down in price are Crisol cooking oil, smoked pork chops, dried salt cod, Planeta Azul bottled water (in five gallon containers), pinto beans, Pacofish sardines, American oats, hamburger meat, pork, beef, eggs, Carnation milk, Sosua yellow cheese and cassava.
Source: DR1, Eldia
Nov 4, 2015
Category: DR News |