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2002 National Survey of Prices: Summary of Results (Small-scale outlet)
1 Difference of prices by type of outlet
- In general, prices applied by convenience stores tend to be high, but the prices of men's socks and photo printing are low.
- Prices applied by small-scale outlets tend to be higher than those by large-scale outlets, but some lower-priced items like food stuffs, etc. are also found in small-scale outlets.
(1) Looking at the common 100 items for which prices are over 10% lower and over 10% higher than the average prices of the overall small-scale outlets by type of outlet, the result is as shown in Table 1-1.
At ?supermarket?, especially food stuffs tend to be low-priced.
At ?volume sales specialty store?, a wide range of items is of the lowest price among all types of outlet, but some high-priced items are also found.
At ?drug store?, the line-up of items is generally low-priced.
At ?convenience store?, the line-up of items tends to be generally high-priced, but the prices of ?men's socks? and ?photo printing? are low.
At ?cooperative store?, there are some low-priced food stuffs and some which are high-priced.
(2) Regarding basic items, by comparison of prices (average prices) between large-scale outlets and small-scale outlets, the prices of small-scale outlets tend to be generally higher than those of large-scale outlets, but some items such as ?onions? or ?mandarin oranges?, etc., are lower-priced. (Table 1-2, Chart 1-1).