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Pakistan: Fruit and vegetables prices on the rise in LahoreWeather changes have caused an upward trend in the prices of seasonal vegetables and fruits in the Pakistani province of Punjab.
The winter season vegetable supply has been decreasing, naturally enough,and summer supplies are just entering the markets. The increase at this time s a seasonal effect, exacerbated by a complete absence of administrative attention, allowing vendors to withhold stock, thus artificially increasing prices.
This week in Sunday Bazaars, official price of potato was increased by Re 1 per kg and fixed at Rs 12 to 15 per kg. Onion price was increased by Rs 5 to 6 per kg and fixed at Rs 25 to 30 per kg.
Rate of tomato remained stable at Rs 24 to 30 per kg, following arrival of domestic production.
Garlic, China, was price was raised by Rs 20 per kg and fixed at Rs 100 to 110 per kg. Garlic, Desi, rate was increased by Rs 10 per kg and fixed at Rs 70 to 80 per kg but sold at Rs 100 per kg.
Ginger, China, rate was reduced by Rs 5 per kg and fixed at Rs 55 to 60 per kg. Ginger, Thailand, rate was fixed at Rs 40 to 50 per kg and sold at Rs 80 per kg.
Spinach, farm, was increased by Rs 2 per kg and fixed at Rs 6 to 10 per kg and spinach, Desi, at Rs 12 to 18 per kg while spinach of farm was sold at Rs 20 per kg.
Price of cucumber was fixed at Rs 30 to 35 per kg and sold at Rs 40 per kg.
Cabbage rate was fixed at Rs 14 to 20 per kg and cauliflower at Rs 12 to 18 per kg with an increase of Rs 4 to 8 per kg.
Pumpkin price was also increased by Rs 20 per kg and fixed at Rs 45 to 50 per kg and it was sold at Rs 80 per kg.
Price of peas was raised by Rs 10 per kg and fixed at Rs 40 to 50 per kg but it was not available in the makeshift markets.
Capsicum price was stable at Rs 60 to 70 per kg but sold at Rs 80 per kg.
Green chili rate was reduced by 20 per kg and fixed at Rs 60 to 80 per kg and sold at Rs 100 per kg.
Carrot price was raised by Rs 5 per kg and fixed at Rs 15 to 20 per kg.
Radish price was fixed at Rs 7 to 10 per kg with an increase of Rs 2 to 3 per kg. The prices of different varieties of apple were ranged from Rs 55 to 165 per kg while B-category apples was sold at Rs 70 to 160 per kg.
Guava price was increased by Rs 5 per kg and fixed at Rs 35 to 45 per kg but was not available there.
Strawberry price was stable at Rs 120 to 170 per kg.
Kinnow, special quality, price was fixed at Rs 90 to 105 per dozen and Kinnow, A-quality, at Rs 60 to 70 per dozen but sold at Rs 100 per dozen. Kinnow, B-quality, price was fixed at Rs 40 to 50 per dozen while vendors sold it at Rs 70 per dozen.
Publication date: 3/5/2012
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