Basic Commodities Prices Soar During The Lockdown Owing To The Deepening Economic Crisis – Report

Basic goods prices have been surging over the last few days owing to the nosediving economy and the pandemic that has brought the world to its knees, the Daily News reports.

According to the publication, consumers must brace up for more price increases after the government hiked fuel prices this past weekend.

The Daily News crew moved around Harare and Bulawayo supermarkets and discovered that supermarkets were charing the following prices:

In supermarkets located in Harare’s Central Business District (CBD), for example, the price of a 2kg packet of sugar had gone up to $66,49 from $45 the previous week.

A 2kg packet of rice had soared to $99 from $65, while a 2-litre bottle of cooking oil had risen to $135 from $110.

A crate of eggs was now costing a whopping $160 from $108, while a 2-litre bottle of Mazoe orange crush now cost $109 from $90.

On the other hand, the cost of a bar of soap had jumped to $40 from $33, while a 1kg piece of chicken had been hiked to $180 from $114 the previous week.

With regards to one of the most sought after commodities at the moment, mealie-meal, a 10kg bag of roller-meal was now costing $270 from $225

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