x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Food prices increasing only slightly

UAE food prices experienced only slight increases between September and October and in some cases dipped.

ABU DHABI // UAE food prices experienced only slight increases between September and October and in some cases dipped as the global economic slump helped to ease commodity price inflation, a new study has found. The UAE Ministry of Economy's commodity price study for September and October found that dairy prices fell by 0.3 per cent over the period and fruit prices remained stable. Vegetables prices increased by 1.4 per cent, while fish and meat prices rose by 0.2 per cent.

Detergent prices were 2.2 per cent higher in October compared to the previous month. The ministry'sreport confirms research carried out by The National that the prices of some food stuffs stabilised and in some case fell in October following significant increases in early summer. * The National