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  1. Healthier diet hits mainland shoppers

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.2 per cent year on year last month. Food costs, which account for some 30 per cent of the index, rose 5 per cent, although the monthly data showed an 11.9 per cent ... Cameron Dueck Consumers start to feel pinch as fruit and vegetable prices rise Tobias Demker has noticed the price of fruits and vegetables he buys for his Beijing restaurant steadily ...

  2. Food prices create inflationary pressure

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent,' he said. Since food accounts for 34 per cent of the mainland consumer price index, soaring agricultural prices have exerted great pressure on overall inflation. Prices ... Mandy Zuo The last mung beans Wang Yungang sold went for 7.80 yuan (HK$8.90) per kilogram, about the same price as pork. 'Taonan has been out of mung beans for weeks. All sold ...

  3. Soy sauce price varies by 57 per cent

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The price of soy sauce fluctuated the most out of 11 items surveyed in southeastern Kowloon, the Consumer Council found in a food survey. A 600ml bottle of a Japanese soy sauce cost from HK$18.30 to $28.90, a difference of 57.9 per cent, depending on the retailer. The highest prices for seven of the 11 goods were in supermarkets, while the lowest prices for eight were ...

  4. Officials in quandary on prices of vegetables

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to fall to just 20 fen (12 HK cents) a kilogram from last year's two yuan. But retail prices in many community markets in Beijing, a major consumer of vegetables produced in Shandong, have ... growers sold at low prices and consumers paid high prices. Gao Wang, an analyst at Beijing Orient Agribusiness Consultant, said the government had failed to find a long-term remedy ...

  5. Chewing on a big price difference

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung A packet of peppermint sugar-free gum shows the biggest price difference in a Consumer Council survey. The gum cost 64 per cent more in a grocery or frozen food store, at HK$8.20, compared with HK$5 at a similar business elsewhere. The biweekly price survey reviewed 15 products at 18 outlets in Sha Tin. Other items had differences of between 2.6 and 54.1 per cent. ...

  6. Greener local pastures

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will feel the pain. In the Nomura Food Vulnerability Index, Hong Kong ranks ninth, which means that price fluctuations will lead to broader financial problems. The depreciating dollar is already ... and pork by quantity, and Hong Kong people on average consume three times more calories from meat than other Asians. This meat dependency will probably subject the city to greater price pressures. ...

  7. Fast food catches up with pork's rising price

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on consumers' rights because producers met in private to decide on price rises together. The NDRC said on its website yesterday that governments in areas where inflation had grown far beyond planned targets should not introduce any polices to increase charges. The statement also warned the governments to refrain from interfering with consumer prices. Earlier this month, the NDRC criticised ...

  8. Food firms get boost as Beijing lifts price caps

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Rising raw material costs remain a concern Mainland food and beverage stocks would benefit from Beijing's removal of price caps on dairy products and edible oil, but analysts said rising raw material costs remained a concern for the sector. The National Development and Reform Commission late last month approved price rises requested by Bright Dairy and Food, ...

  9. Food price rises can benefit the very poor

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... are starting to benefit from the present rise in global food prices. They would benefit even more if governments would allow markets to do their job. China, for example, controls food prices to keep its city people happy. Yet the cacophony of apparently 'informed opinion' now giving vent is loudly moaning about food price rises. 'There is a sense of panic,' says ...

  10. No relief in sight as food prices soar

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Nick Gentle, Paggie Leung

    ... Kong flew into a panic about one of the city's defining passions- food. More specifically, rice, with a stampede for the supermarket shelves sparked by a jump in the price that consumers fear is only going to continue. Thailand's Rice Exporters Association- 90 per cent of the city's grain supply comes from the kingdom- also revealed the export price of the favoured ...




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