Most of the food commodities, vegetables and fruits recorded a decline during the month of August 2021 on an annual basis, and according to the data of the General Authority for Statistics, the prices of 53 food commodities recorded a decline during the last month, compared to an increase of 37 other commodities.
According to the report, the prices of meat, chicken, fruits, vegetables, fish and milk varied, while the prices of oils and most fruit prices increased, the prices of fresh lamb increased by 3.4% to 60.28 riyals per kilo, and fresh camel meat increased by 3.24% to 49.07 riyals, while the prices of imported mutton decreased. By 3.69% to 45.69 riyals per kilo, and fresh beef decreased by 2.49% to 43.43 riyals, and poultry prices varied, as local fresh chicken recorded a decline of 1.4% to 15.45 riyals per kilo, while the price of local frozen chicken increased by 1.72% to the level of 14.18 SAR per kilo, while the prices of imported frozen chicken stabilized at the level of 14.18 riyals per kilo, and the prices of bread and grains varied, as the prices of local brown wheat flour decreased by 1.44% to the level of 2.73 riyals, and the prices of white local wheat flour increased at 4.32 riyals by 3.1%, and in contrast, prices of Indian white basmati rice by 2.57%, to 90.86 riyals, and Indian mezze rice prices witnessed a decline of 2.21% to the level of 74.92 riyals, and fish prices varied, as the prices of fresh fish fell by 1.63% to 61 49 riyals, in contrast, the prices of fresh fish, grouper, increased by 0.81% to 51.98 riyals, and the prices of oils rose collectively, as vegetable oil recorded an increase of 18.99% to the level of 16.67 riyals, and imported olive oil by 1.72% to the level of 20.15 riyals, and corn oil prices rose By 12.02% to the level of 23.02 riyals, and the prices of American cardamom decreased by 13.26% to the level of 180.42 riyals, and Indian cardamom 15.26% to the level of 186.56 riyals per kilo. SAR, while the prices of local okra rose by 13.34% to the level of 18.78 riyals per kilo, and the prices of Chinese garlic jumped by 13.28% to the level of 10.58 riyals. By 13.04% to 8.06 riyals per kilo.