ISLAMABAD  - As compared to June, the prices of 24 daily use items including vegetables and fruits went up in July while those of 18 fell and 9 remained unchanged.

According to a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report issued Friday, prices of vegetables increased in July as compared to the preceding month with onions registering a hike of 25pc and tomatoes 21pc.

The report said the price of potatoes also increased by 7pc. Fruits too saw a price hike - golden apples up 14%, followed by dark red apples (8%) and bananas (7%).

Among poultry and meat, the price of live chicken saw the highest price increase of 26% and that of chicken meat by 23%. On the other hand, there was a 2% and 1% increase in prices of beef and mutton.

The prices of all pulses either dropped or remained unchanged. White beans and chickpeas had the biggest drop of 3% each, followed by gram pulse and washed moong pulse (2% each) and washed mash pulse and washed masoor pulse (1% each). There was however no change in the prices of white grain, red beans and black gram.

Of the rice varieties, the price of irri-6 fell 2% while that of basmati-386 and basmati broken went up by 3% and 1%. Similarly, among spices and condiments, garlic and ginger registered a 10% and 5% increase in prices while those of red chilli powder (2%) and salt powder and turmeric (1% each) fell.

A drop in prices of sugar and desi shaker (1% each) was also recorded. However, gur saw no change. Branded cooking oil and ghee were up 1% each but mustard oil did not see any change. Among kitchen fuels, the prices of kerosene oil and LPG decreased by 5% and 4 per cent.