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Pakistan:

Improved vegetable supply in Lahore brings prices down

Following an increase in vegetable supplies from the local market, prices of the winter vegetables have fallen sharply in the retail market and city bazaars. Prices of vegetables such as green peas, cauliflower, carrot, green chilli and leafy vegetables significantly dropped to an all-time low for the first time since the onset of winter.

Prices of summer vegetables, like okra and bitter gourd, also dropped considerably for the first time in the season.

Bitter gourd was being sold at 80 rupees per kg while ladyfinger was at 120 to 140 (1.58-1.84 euros) rupees per kg, depending on the quality. Green peas were being sold at 50 rupees (0.66 euros) per kg in the retail market while the rate in the wholesale market was 30-40 (0.39-0.53 euros) rupees per kg. Leafy vegetables, like spinach, were also being sold at 30-40 rupees per kg in the retail market.

The average price of vegetables was 20 (0.26 euros) rupees per kg at the Shadman’s Sunday Bazaar, compared to 40 rupees (0.52 euros) a fortnight ago.

Traders told pakistantoday that winter vegetables, including cauliflower, cabbage, beans, radish, and spinach, are arriving in abundance, making the prices go down. Cabbage, spinach, radish and carrot were being sold at 20 rupees (0.26 euros) per kg.


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