The average prices of most types of food commodities, vegetables, fruits, and beverages in the Saudi market increased during July 2023 on an annual basis.
According to the monthly report issued by the General Authority for Statistics, today, Tuesday, the prices of 66 commodities in the Kingdom’s markets increased during the past month, compared to their prices in the same month of 2022, compared to a decrease in the prices of 23 commodities.
The increases in prices, during last July, on an annual basis, included flour commodities, rice, meat, some types of chicken, fish, oils, sugar, and some types of vegetables and fruits, in exchange for a decrease in the prices of other commodities, most notably cardamom, eggs, and some vegetables and fruits.
The average prices of flour increased, in July 2023, compared to its price in the same month of 2022, by 10.5% for local brown flour, weighing 1 kg, to reach 3.16 riyals, and the price of white local flour, weighing 2 kg, increased by about 6.7% to 4.92 riyals.
The average price of Indian white basmati rice increased by 4.6% to 95.67 riyals for a weight of 10 kg, and Indian mazza rice by 2% to 76.82 riyals for a weight of 10 kg.
Meat prices recorded a remarkable collective increase during the month of July. As the price of fresh beef increased by 3.5% on an annual basis to 49.49 riyals per kilo, imported lamb meat by about 3.46% to 54.96 riyals per kilo, and camel meat and fresh lamb by 2.1% and 1.5%, respectively; At a price of 53.71 riyals and 63.85 riyals per kilo.
Poultry prices varied, as the price of local fresh chicken increased by 1.8%, to reach 18.42 riyals for a weight of 900 g, as well as local frozen chicken by about 0.05%, recording 19.01 riyals for the same weight, while the average price of imported frozen chicken decreased by 7.3%, to reach 18.31 riyals for a weight of 900 g.
The price of fresh fish, like a ray, increased by 7% to 65.4 riyals, and fresh peeled shrimp fish by about 2.8% to 77.99 riyals, while the price of fresh grouper fish increased by 2.6% to 54.47 riyals.
Oil prices also rose; The price of vegetable oil for frying with a capacity of 1.5 liters increased by 2.3% during the past month, to reach 21.41 riyals, as well as imported olive oil with a capacity of 500 ml by about 1.5% to 21.95 riyals, and the price of corn oil for cooking with a capacity of 1.5 liters to 27.44 riyals, with a slight increase of 0.3%.
The price of fine sugar increased by 6.8% for a weight of 10 kg, to reach 37.38 riyals.
And the level of vegetable prices during the past month compared to their prices in the same month of 2022; The price of local carrots increased by 4.3% to 5.53 riyals per kilo, local onions 2.9% to 3.23 riyals per kilo, and cucumbers, up 1.5% to 5.3 riyals per kilo.
While the prices of some vegetables declined, most notably potatoes by 23.4% to 3.37 riyals per kilo, and the price of cold green peppers by about 2.4% to 8.57 riyals per kilo.
Fruit prices in the Saudi market varied during the month of July on an annual basis. As the price of Philippine Sharbatly bananas increased by 13.3% to 5.97 riyals per kilo, wet dates increased by 10.5% to 15.85 riyals per kilo, local grapes increased by 6.75% to 11.54 riyals per kilo, and Egyptian Abu Sarra oranges increased by 5.2% to 6.66 riyals per kilo.
While the price of local figs decreased by 15.35% to 16.49 riyals per kilo, Lebanese grapes decreased by 8.3% to 13.97 riyals per kilo, and the local watermelon price decreased by 7.2% to 2.72 per kilo.
The price of American cardamom decreased by 21.7% to 118.8 riyals per kilo, Indian cardamom by 12% to 137.89 riyals per kilo, and the price of local eggs by 4.8% to 18.32 riyals per dish.