Aug 12 2012
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Fruit, vegetable prices rise in Ramadan
A wholesaler at Mawaleh Central Market for Vegetables and Fruits said because of the extreme summer conditions prevailing in the country, the local produce has been hit. "We generally procure from countries like Syria and Jordan to meet any shortfall. But with the trouble in Syria and shortage even in Jordan, the prices have gone up."
The weekly survey of major consumer commodities in the Governorate of Muscat, conducted by the National Centre for Statistics and Data (NCSD), also showed that foodstuff prices varied during the second week of Ramadan compared with average prices in the same period last month.
Another wholesaler, who supplies to supermarkets, said that the prices of vegetables like eggplant, green chillies and cucumber have risen sharply over the weeks.
As for the prices of meat and poultry, the price of fresh Pakistani lamb increased by 3.3 per cent while fresh Pakistani beef decreased by 1.5 per cent. Other meat prices remained stable.
Eggplant RO1.8 - RO4.5 per carton
Tomato RO1.5 - RO3
Cucumber RO 1.5 - RO5
Green chilly RO2 - RO7
Banana (Salalah) RO1.5 - RO3
Mango (Pakistan) RO2.5 - RO3.5
Sweet melon 200bz - 400bz/kg
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