We have noticed a trend over the past few weeks, apart from given items, for example, peanut butter which is going crazy, the prices for most items have been increasing at a much slower pace than in the months of September and October.
The most probable reason for this is the fall in demand as wages have remained very low and failed to grow at the same pace with prices which have been keeping pace with the rate.
A lot of businesses such as Delta have reported massive falls in turnover. Some businesses have seen as much as 50% fall in turnover forcing companies to either freeze price increases or reduce them as we saw with bread which is now selling for below $15.
|Item||OK||Pick N Pay||Choppies||FoodWorld|
|All Purpose Cleaner 750ml||21.15||19.99||21.95||20.85|
|Bath soap Geisha 225g||15.39||na||na||17.00|
|Bath soap Jade 250g||na||na||15.99||15.95|
|Bath Soap Sona||na||7.99||na||9.99|
|Beans Dried 500g||22.50||22.99||18.75||18.99|
|Bread Bakers Inn||14.80||14.50||14.50||14.55|
|Candles 6pack 300g||20.50||25.99||25.99||27.05|
|Cereal (Cerevita) 500g||28.99||28.49||30.99||33.99|
|Cooking Oil 2l||55.80||56.99||57.99||54.50|
|Dish Washer 750ml||23.25||26.79||28.25||19.35|
|Drink Bally House||na||34.99||na||45.05|
|Drink Mazoe Original 2l||44.99||na||na||na|
|Drink Mazoe less sugar||42.99||na||44.90||46.60|
|Lotion/Cream Camphor 300ml||26.95||37.99||49.99||71.99|
|Matches pack of 10 boxes||9.99||9.99||6.50||7.50|
|Mealie-meal Refined 10kg||71.99||71.99||72.99||71.70|
|Peanut butter 375ml||35.99||37.99||32.99||35.95|
|Petroleum Jelly 300ml||41.40||28.99||27.60||50.60|
|Rice white/Long grain||29.75||37.99||34.99||35.75|
|Sanitary Pads 10s/8s||15.40||23.99||22.95||20.65|
|Scouring powder 500g||11.10||23.99||6.99||10.85|
|Shoe polish 50ml||20.50||1.29||na||19.30|
|Shoe polish 100ml||33.19||34.99||na||na|
|Soup Usavi Mix 50g||3.69||5.69||5.60||5.50|
|Stasoft Refill (500ml)||35.29||32.99||na||60.80|
|Surface Cleaner 500ml||21.15||24.99||24.20||20.85|
|Tea 100 tea bags||24.30||27.99||26.85||23.00|
|Thai Rice 2kg||na||na||43.15|
|Tinned beans 410g||13.50||13.59||12.49||15.99|
|Tinned fish 155g||12.70||11.99||na||14.99|
|Tissues (Pack of 4)||21.05||19.99||16.99||23.60|
|Toilet Cleaner 500ml||33.50||26.99||16.99||24.80|
|Washing Powder 1kg||37.80||39.99||46.00||31.45|
|Washing Powder 2kg||51.45||53.99||98.45||65.80|
- For some reason, peanut butter prices have been going up even in real terms. At those prices, it means it’s selling at $1.60 USD at black market rates and over $2 USD. That is expensive. If you want cheap high-quality peanut butter buy from our online store, we have same-day delivery services in Harare even over the weekends.
- Thai Rice is still very hard to find if you just want a 2kg of it. 5kgs and 10kgs are available in OK.
- Kapenta prices look eye-popping but there is increased demand as chicken and beef have become more expensive.
- Flour supplies have improved
- Mazoe original was only available in OK, old stock perhaps
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