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Retail prices of goods increase

TEHRAN, Iran, December 11, 1999 (IRNA) -- The average retail prices of rice and beans showed 0.2 and 3.9 percent increases respectively from November 27 to December 3.

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) reported that in the week, the retail sale prices of dairy products rose by 1.4 percent, fresh fruits by 2.3 percent and vegetables by 6.7 percent compared to the preceding week's figures.

It said that retail sale prices of eggs reduced by 0.2 percent, of red meat by 0.2 percent, poultry by 0.5 percent, sugar by 2.9 percent and tea by 0.8 percent in the week compared to the preceding week's figures.