Working group on food prices conducted price survey on seasonings

The working group on food prices released its latest specific price survey on seasonings. Survey result showed that prices of the 13 surveyed products were similar to the data recorded in June. The working group on food prices collected 13 brands of seasonings from 20 retail outlets on 13th August. A general price difference of 20 to 30 percent was recorded in most surveyed items. 'Tai Yang Hua Brand Table Salt (1lb)', which was sold at $2.50 to $4.0, recorded a price difference of 60 percent; 'Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce (500ml)', which was sold at $29.5 to $40.0, recorded a price difference of around 36 percent. Survey result also revealed that prices of some the surveyed products were sold at difference prices in branches under the same supermarket chain. Selling price of 'Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce (500ml)' at San Miu Supermarket Taipa branch was $3.0 higher than that sold at Pou Seng branch. Consumers are advised to check with the survey data to make practical consumption. The specific price survey on seasonings is now available on the Consumer Council's website ( and in the Council's 'Supermarket Price Information Platform' iPhone and Android apps.

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