Rising Prices: Pilchards, Tuna and Autogas Up

9 years, 2 months ago - April 12, 2012
Apart from the increase in cement, which raises many questions, commodities have undergone significant increases without the slightest worry policymakers.

Despite the assertion of the Observatory of prices to the effect that prices have decreased by 0.5% in March, the reality is different. Two commodities, which are important in the 'Tent ration' households were revised upward. Pilchards Glenryck brand, leading brand, which by the way have not been addressed by the Observatory, have risen from Rs 53 to Rs 56 last month, up 6%. 

In turn , canned tuna brand Tropical increased from Rs 41.80 to Rs 44.90, up Rs 3.10 (7.4%). These products are not on the list prices of the Observatory. Moreover, the price of autogas exploded at Shell, from 31.90 to Rs 38.90 per liter. This new increase of 22% is by no means encouraging for motorists who had to make additional spending to fit their car. 

For motorists concerned, a difference of less than nine rupees compared to gasoline is no longer a motivation to pollute less. It should be noted, moreover, that Total, the oil company with other providers of LPG, keeps the price of Rs 31.90, due to its old stock. It is feared that the recent rise would encourage motorists to use the gas for household to run their cars.

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