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Gulbe: Vilnius trades the cheapest food products

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Inguna Gulbe

In December 2010, the prices of most food products increased in the capitals of all three Baltic Sates, compared to the same period in 2009, suggest the Agricultural Market Promotion Centre (AMPC) data.

All three Baltic States reported similar price changes at capitals’ stores – in late 2010 the prices were higher than at the end of 2009; yet lower than in late 2008. The price level differs from country to country, each having products that are the most expensive or cheapest in the Baltics. However, it should be recognised that Vilnius shops have more products with the lowest prices in the region, indicates the AMPC Director Ingūna Gulbe.

She emphasizes this is can be linked to larger and more efficient production volumes, the Lithuanian skill to trade on global markets and strong national retail trade chains.

The biggest price gains in Tallinn were recorded for coffee cream – by 58%, in Riga for milk – by 25%, but in Vilnius for the flour – by 21%. While a significant price drop was registered only for beef without bones at Riga stores – by 10%.

Moreover, in Riga’s shops, compared to other Baltic States, the highest prices were for 3.5% milk – 0.66 lats per litre, pork without bones – 4.08 lats per kilogram, L-size eggs – 1.06 lats for ten eggs.

In Tallinn, compared to the rest of the Baltics, the highest prices in stores were recorded for 82.5% butter – 1.02 lats per 200 gram package, Edam and Gouda cheese varieties – 4.77 lats per kilogram, and for beef without bones – 6.78 lats per kilogram.

While in Vilnius the most expensive food products were: 10% coffee cream – 0.59 lats per 200 gram pack, broilers – 1.95 lats per kilogram, wheat flour – 1.09 lats per kilogram and wheat toast bread – 0.50 lats for 300 grams loaf.

As regards the lowest food product prices, in Riga the least expensive products were: beef without bones – 4.46 lats per kilogram, wheat flour – 0.94 lats per kilo, wheat toast bread – 0.36 lats for 300 grams loaf.

In Tallinn, the lowest prices were reported for 10% coffee cream – 0.28 lats per 200 grams pack, and for broilers – 1.62 lats per kilogram.

Furthermore, Vilnius reported the lowest price of 3.5% milk – 0.54 lats per litre, butter – 0.88 lats per 200 gram package, Edam and Gouda cheese varieties – 4.16 lats per kilogram, pork – 3.38 lats per kilogram and of eggs – 0.70 lats for ten eggs.


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