Wholesale food prices are rising to record highs

Wholesale food prices are rising to record highs

BULGARIA- The market price index (MPI), which reflects wholesale food prices in Bulgaria, rose this week by 1.13 percent to 2,219 points, BTA reported. Thus, the MPI almost reached its highest historical level of 2,222 points reached at the beginning of May this year.

The base level of the MPI - 1,000 points - is from 2005.

Greenhouse tomatoes this week have increased in price by 19 percent and are traded at BGN 3.25 per kilogram. The price of greenhouse cucumbers rose by 6.1 percent to BGN 2.60 per kilogram. Green peppers rose in price by 10.1 percent and were sold at BGN 1.85 per kilogram, while red peppers added 3 percent and were traded at BGN 2.38/kg at the end of the week.

Potatoes rose in price by 4.5 percent and are sold at BGN 1.16 per kilogram, the price of carrots fell by 3 percent to BGN 1.03 per kilogram wholesale. Cabbage fell by 2 cents and was traded at BGN 0.93 per kilogram.

Apples rose in price by 4 cents to BGN 1.32 per kilogram. The price of lemons fell by 5.9 percent to BGN 2.80 per kilogram. Grapes became cheaper by 7.1 percent and were traded at BGN 1.97 per kilogram. Oranges decreased their value by 2.7 percent to BGN 2.35 per kilogram, and bananas were sold at BGN 2.86 per kilogram wholesale.

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