Press Release of Consumer Council


Consumer Council conducted its latest 'Supermarket Price Survey Report' on 19th April. In comparison with last month's data, the recent survey showed a slight increase in the prices of cooking oil, tissue paper and dairy products, while the prices of rice remained stable. Out of all the products surveyed, most of the products from the category of canned foods showed a decrease in retail price. Among the 220 surveyed product samples, about half of them had an increase in their retail prices. 65 out of the all samples surveyed, most of them under the categories of canned foods and pesticide products, showed a drop in the retail price when compared to the data collected at last month's survey report. Prices of rice remained stable and a slight decrease in the price of Thai brand rice was recorded again in this month's survey. Consumer Council also conducted a specific price survey report on canned foods on 18th April. Prices of 10 canned food items were recorded in 22 retail outlets. A price difference of the same brand selling in different retail outlets amounted to 8 to over 50% were observed, of which “Porthos Sardines in Olive Oil” (125g) recorded a price difference of 50% in different retail spots. Consumers are therefore advised to check with the above mentioned reports for the most updated price. Consumer Council has optimized its website with regard to the online search of data on its 'Supermarket Price Survey Report' and specific price survey report. Consumers can choose the items of their interest and use our online search function to interactively compare the retail prices of their chosen items at various retail outlets. The latest 'Supermarket Price Survey Report' and specific price survey report on canned foods are now accessible on the Council's website (www.consumer.gov.mo). Reports are also available free of charge at the two offices of the Consumer Council, local markets, bookstores and libraries. Consumers may also access the resources through WAP channels on their mobile phones. For inquires, please call 8988 9315 The above article is accessible at http://www.consumer.gov.mo/c/ccnews.asp



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