The growth in the prices of most basic foodstuffs, fruits and vegetables on the exchanges in the country continues this week as well, according to the data in the weekly bulletin of the State Commission on Commodity Exchanges and Markets (DKSBT).

The market price index (CPI), which reflects the movement of wholesale food prices in our country, increased by 0.92 percent to 2.305 points during the week.

Last week, the ITC was at the level of 2,284 points, according to the data in the weekly bulletin of the State Commission on Commodity Exchanges and Markets (DKSBT).

The level of the ITC at the beginning of last year was 2,316 points, and in the first third of March it reached its spring maximum of 2,480 points.

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

Imported cucumbers became cheaper by 4.3 percent to BGN 3.30 per kilogram.

The price of tomatoes (imports) increased by 1.4 percent and they are traded at BGN 3.55 per kilogram, while the price of potatoes jumped by 0.8 percent to BGN 1.29 per kilogram.

Carrots rose in price by 11.2 percent to BGN 1.29 per kilogram, and ripe onions (import) - by 6.1 percent to BGN 1.57 per kilogram.

The price of cabbage jumped by 10.4 percent to BGN 1.17 per kilogram, and red peppers (import) - by 9.9 percent to BGN 3.90 per kilogram.

The price of imported apples fell by 3.8 percent and they are traded at BGN 1.75 per kilogram.

Lemons became cheaper by 0.9 percent to BGN 2.17 per kilogram, and bananas by 1.1 percent to BGN 2.82 per kilogram.

The price of tangerines fell by 5.6 percent to BGN 2.18 per kilogram, and oranges - by 1 percent to BGN 2.01/kg.

The price of cow's cheese is higher by 0.4 percent to BGN 11.04 per kilogram, and the price of "Vitosha" cheese is lower by 0.2 percent to BGN 16.74 per kilogram.

Yogurt (3 and over 3 percent fat content) became cheaper by 0.8 percent and was bought at BGN 1.17 for a 400 g bucket, while fresh milk (3 percent fat content) kept its price at BGN 2.26 for liter.

The price of chicken meat fell by 1.7 percent and it is available at BGN 6.18 per kilogram.

Eggs (size M) remain at the same level and are bought at BGN 0.37 per piece wholesale at the end of the week.

The price of rice increased by 0.6 percent and is traded at BGN 3.30 per kilogram, and lentils - by 1 percent and is respectively BGN 4.23 per kilogram.

The price of ripe beans jumped by 1 percent to BGN 4.15 per kilogram.

Sugar keeps its price and is traded at BGN 2.19 per kilogram.

Oil increased in price by 1.5 percent - to BGN 2.70 per liter, and flour type 500 - by 0.8 percent to BGN 1.24 per kilogram.

The price of cow butter (pack of 125 grams) fell by 0.8 percent to BGN 2.65 per piece.

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