The new price of coarse granulated white sugar effective March 1 is RM2.95 per kg, said the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry.
In a statement yesterday, the ministry attributed the price increase due to the hike in the price of world raw sugar.
“However, the government is still controlling the price to the very minimum compared to the price in the other countries,” said the ministry.
Previously, the price of coarse granulated white sugar was RM2.84 per kg. The last time the sugar price was updated was on October 25, 2013.