DTI-Camiguin releases price guide for Christmas shoppers

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MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, December 22 (PIA) -The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office has released the results of the December 2016 price monitoring for Noche Buena Products, the average prices of said products in the province plus the Suggested Retail Prices (SRPs).

The list involves 11 types of products with various sizes usually purchased during the Noche Buena. These are Ham, Fruit Cocktail, Cheese, Mayonnaise, Keso de Bola, Pasta/Spaghetti, Elbow and Salad Macaroni, Spaghetti Sauce, Tomato Sauce and Creamer.

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Ham is within the price range of P153.00 to PP361.00 depending on the size and brand, usual sizes are from half a kilo, 800 grams and one kilograms (kg). Fruit cocktail on the other hand ranges from P 45.75 to P 217.00, with sizes from 432 grams to 3.06 kg. Salad cream prices meanwhile ranges from P41.50 to P69.50 with sizes from 250 ml to 410 ml.

Cheese, which is the mainstay in the dinner table costs from P 46.40 to P 120 depending on the brand.

Sandwich spread prices likewise ranges from P 29.00 to P 170.00 with sizes from 80 ml to 470 ml. Mayonnaise, usual product paired with pasta or macaroni for a salad, price ranges from P 28.75 to P 173.00, sizes from 80 ml to 470 ml. Elbow and Salad Macaroni from P 29.50 to P 140.00 with sizes from 200 grams to one kg.

Another mainstay in the dinner table which children love to eat is spaghetti. Pasta/Spaghetti prices ranges from P 33.00 to P 99.00 depending on the size and brand, from 400 grams to a kilo. Spaghetti is never complete without its sauce with prices ranging from P 20.50 top P 65.75 with size from 250 grams to a kilo. Another sauce needed is the Tomato Sauce with prices ranging from P 13.00 to P 80.50 with sizes from 115 grams to a kilo.

DTI said Noche Buena products in the province are within the range of the SRPs set by manufacturers. It is however expected that some products are above the SRP due to the transportation costs and other factors affecting the local economy.

As Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) has become a traditional family dinner and feast in the country, DTI for its part wanted to ensure that the buying public would be able to get the best value for money, thus urging the people to fully utilized the price guide and benefit from it.

For the complete guide visit DTI-Camiguin Provincial Office, Ground Floor, DBP Building, B. Aranas corner J.P. Rizal Streets, Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin or reach them at numbers (088) 3870036-37 or email at r10.camiguin.dti.gov.ph. (Varry Labial/ZMA/DTI-Camiguin)

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