SENEGAL-COMMERCE / A ministerial decree sets new prices for current consumer goods – Senegalese press agency

SENEGAL-COMMERCE / A ministerial decree sets new prices for current consumer goods – Senegalese press agency
SENEGAL-COMMERCE / A ministerial decree sets new prices for current consumer goods – Senegalese press agency

Dakar, June 24 (APS) – A decree published Monday by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Serigne Guèye Diop, sets the ceiling prices for refined palm oil, ordinary broken rice, crystallized sugar, wheat flour, bread and cement, in the Dakar region.

According to the minister’s decision, which confirms the prices set last week by the National Consumer Council (CNC), the 20-liter can of palm oil is sold at 18,500 CFA francs at the factory or upon import. .

Elsewhere, the same quantity of oil will now cost 18,750 CFA francs and 19,000, depending on whether it is sold in wholesale or semi-wholesale respectively. The retail price of a liter is 1,000 CFA francs.

The price of a tonne of ordinary broken rice is 375,000 at the factory or upon importation, compared to 379,000 for wholesale, 385,000 for semi-wholesale and 410 CFA francs per kilo for retail.

The price of a tonne of crystallized sugar amounts to 558,000 CFA francs at the Richard-Toll factory (north). The import price of the same quantity of sugar is 566,000 CFA francs.

It is 571,000 if the ton of crystallized sugar is sold wholesale, 577,000 for semi-wholesale trade.

Retail shopkeepers are required to sell the same commodity at 600 CFA francs per kilo. A 50 kilo bag of type 55 wheat baking flour now costs 15,200 CFA francs.

For the same quantity of improved baking flour, you have to pay 15,700 CFA francs.

The price of the 60 gram baguette of bread is 50 CFA francs, the 115 gram baguette being sold at 100 CFA francs, the 190 gram baguette at 150 and the 230 gram baguette at 200.

The price of a ton of cement at the factory is 65,000 CFA francs.

The same ton is sold by distributors for 71,000. At retail, the price of a 50 kilo bag is 3,550 CFA francs.

Outside the Dakar region, all prices above may be increased due to transport costs and set at amounts determined by the regional consumer councils, the CNC branches.

”Retailers have the obligation to publish prices […] in a visible and legible manner by any appropriate means, in particular marking, labeling and display,” writes the Minister of Industry and Commerce.

”Infringements of the provisions of this decree are subject to the sanctions provided for by the legislation in force,” warns Serigne Diop Guèye.

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