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Prices of Articles.

A blue book showing fluctuations in wholesale and retail prices of certain principal articles of consumption in various provinces throughout India since the outbreak of war and subsequent to August 1917, has just been compiled by the department of Statistics. Calcutta showed at the end of December 1917 the greatest rise in salt and ghee, Bombay in milk, tea and meat, Karachi in sugar, wheat, flour, eggs, potatoes and cereals and Rangoon in pulses. The rise in the retail food prices at the end of March 1918 over the pre-war level was 9 per cent in Karachi, 30 per cent in Bombay, 13 per cent in Calcutta, 8 per cent in Rangoon and 6 per cent in Madras. As compared with December 1917 food prices have fallen in Calcutta and Madras, while they have risen in Karachi, Bombay and Rangoon. The greatest rise in house rents at the end of 1917 was in Karachi 41 per cent as compared with the pre-war year 1913; followed by Madras 22 per cent and Bombay 18 per cent, Calcutta showing the least rise of 9 per cent.

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