The prices of daily-use items in the week ending December 24 as compared to the same period previous year shot up by 23.61 percent. For low-income group, the price-hikes rate in the week ending December 24 as against the period under review last year spiraled up by 23.36 percent, said the data released by the Department of Bureau of Statistics. The data further said that the middle-income group was most hard-hit last week, as price-hikes for this group worked out to 24.63 percent. Last week, the prices of 14 daily-use items amid 53 increased, while 11 decreased and 28 items' prices remained stable. Banana, Gur, gram pulse, white gram, meat, fuel wood and LPG prices shot up last week.