Prices remain stable

The prices of most basic commodities have remained stable for the month of August.\r\n

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However, beef prices have been hiked by between 5% and 10% due to a dwindling in the national herd.

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The other concern from the sector is the inconsistent supply of local products.

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The price of mealie-meal remains unchanged at between $4.65 to $5.05 per 10 kilogramme bag of roller meal, while refined meal is being sold at between $5.05 and $6.95.

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A 20 kilogramme bag of roller meal is pegged at around $10.

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Sugar is selling at an average price of $2.20 per 2 kilogramme for the brown variety while white varieties remain at an average $2, 50.

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A two kilogramme packet of rice is selling at between $1.85 and $3.45.

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Flour prices still range from $1.80 to $3.25 for a 2 kilogramme bag while margarine is pegged at between $2.45 and $2.75 for 500 grams.

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Cooking oil ranges between $3, 65 and $5.15 for a 2-litre bottle.

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Beef costs between $4.00 and $6.20 for the commercial grade, while other high grades cost up to $8.00 per kilogramme with chicken costing between $3.50 and $4.50 per Kilogramme.

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Laundry soap is pegged at an average $1.70 a kilogramme, with local brands going for the same price for 500g and 750g bars.

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A 500 grams packet of washing powder costs between $1.50 and $2.50.

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Milk remains at between 75 cents and 80 cents per pint.

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