KARACHI -- Retailers have raised prices of various varieties of rice following an increase in wholesale prices
by Rs15 to Rs20 per kilogram in the last one month.
However, it is the pharmacy benefit manager industry's position that average wholesale price
discount levels in place reflected the price markups of 25% over wholesale acquisition costs; therefore, the margins generated today by pharmacy benefit managers are not inflated artificially.
The prescription drug industry takes exception to the AARP study, saying that using wholesale prices
to measure cost increases is misleading because it fails to factor in rebates and other elements that could lead to lower retail prices.
Though the record imports had resulted in substantial fall in wholesale prices
, they did not prove beneficial to retail consumers.
The falling wholesale price
data came after the government said earlier this month that Japan's key consumer price index, excluding volatile fresh food prices, fell 0.
The December wholesale price
hike came after the price of the key crude oil futures contract in New York approached $100 per barrel at one point in a record-breaking advance.
An economists' report last week by the University of Warwick said electricity suppliers had not passed on the full benefit of wholesale price
cuts to customers.
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for March 2014 increased by 0.
These wholesale price
reductions are expected to allow Japan's nationwide average retail price of regular gasoline to slip below 140 yen per liter in November for the first time since July 31.