Potato rates up five times

Pakistan: Year-on-year fruit and vegetables comparison

At this point in time, prices of majority of perishable items are almost same. with 10 to 20 percent increase and decrease except a few which registered unprecedented hike on year on year basis such as potato rates which witnessed five times increase in its official rates.

Furthermore, the rates of all fruits increased on year on year basis with more than 50 to 100 percent. However, one thing remained common over the year was overcharging and violation of the price list issued by the government depicted the poor governance and writ of the government on the public issues. The overcharging and price list violations directly hit the commoner while the government is insensitive on one of the most sensitive issues.

A year on year comparison of the price list of April 28, 2019 and May 1, 2020 shows that the price of potato was Rs10 to 13 per kilogram a year ago now reached Rs40 to 55 per kg while sold at Rs60 per kg.

The price of onion was Rs40 to 42 per kg, which has now lowered down at Rs28 to 37 per kg, while sold at Rs50 per kg. Onion rates were the highest a couple of months ago due to heavy exports while the government ban on its export maintained the rates to the last year levels.

The price of tomato was Rs62 to 65 per kg, lowered down to Rs22 to 30 per kg, sold at Rs25 to 40 per kg.

 

[ Rs100 = €0,57]

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