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Agricultural Products: Prices

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average retail price was of (a) apples, (b) beef, (c) cabbages, (d) carrots, (e) chicken, (f) eggs, (g) lamb, (h) onions, (i) pork, (j) potatoes, (k) tomatoes, (l) wheat and (m) milk in each year since 1995. (144241)

The retail prices from 1995 up to 2006 for the listed commodities are shown in the following table:

Commodity

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Apples - cooking

p per kg

91

111

120

127

104

107

118

117

148

150

144

144

Apples - dessert

p per kg

100

112

112

105

103

108

116

121

127

125

118

122

Beef — home-killed topside

p per kg

543

628

610

637

625

641

660

660

688

663

721

Cabbage hearts

p per kg

70

77

66

66

58

55

67

66

61

60

57

56

Carrots

p per kg

54

56

47

54

49

45

61

55

55

57

64

65

Chicken—fresh/chille

p per kg

182

236

226

220

223

227

224

228

232

230

224

Eggs - size 2 (65-70g)

p per dozen

138

158

159

152

161

168

172

172

168

169

171

181

Eggs -size 4 (55-60g)

p per dozen

119

136

138

131

138

138

152

152

154

155

155

165

Lamb—home-killed shoulder inc bone

p per kg

343

371

317

323

340

354

379

426

424

402

423

Lamb—home-killed loin (with bone)

p per kg

757

864

792

835

855

893

971

1010

1025

986

1069

Onions

p per kg

76

59

56

65

52

56

65

69

62

62

66

61

Pork—home-killed loin (with bone)

p per kg

439

496

436

422

446

455

479

481

506

502

518

Pork—home-killed boneless shoulder

p per kg

341

286

280

307

336

336

333

341

328

334

Potatoes - old white

p per kg

37

30

35

52

42

32

63

57

52

60

45

48

Potatoes - new loose

p per kg

60

56

54

77

71

70

87

87

89

96

84

80

Tomatoes

p per kg

114

129

117

123

124

150

125

140

149

129

142

132

Flour - self raising

p per kg

38

39

40

41

41

40

40

40

41

45

43

44

Milk - Pasteurised

p per litre

64

63

62

60

60

60

64

64

64

62

61

61

Source: Office of National Statistics, consumer price indices, RPI average retail price of selected items