A price check on canned foods and beverage items has been conducted by Consumer Council earlier (27th October). Stability in prices of canned food items is shown in this survey as six of the surveyed items record price drop and canned fish from mainland China and Portugal record a price decrease of about 10 per cent. Significant price drop is also observed in ‘Narcissus Brand Spiced Pork Cubes (142g)’, where prices are decreased by 15 per cent and 10 per cent respectively in two retail outlets. No price increase has been observed in the current survey on canned foods. For beverages, average prices of most products have dropped in the past three months. Only three items in the current survey record an increase in price, ‘Carlsberg All Malt Premium Beer (can)’ record a price rise of almost 10 per cent in two retail spots. Consumers are advised to check with the reports for the most updated prices in different retail stores to save time and money, for selling prices differ in various outlets. Prices of ‘Vita Lemon Tea (250ml x6)’, for example, vary significantly for over 90 per cent in the 22 surveyed retail spots. The Council will continue to monitor local price trend of both beverages and canned foods. The above-mentioned reports are now available online at the Council’s official website (http://www.consumer.gov.mo). For enquiries, please call 8988 9315.