The arrival of Iranian tomatoes in the Pakistan’s local markets has yet to provide any relief to consumers, as its price has been hovering between Rs160 and Rs240 per kilogram (€0.80-1.20) for the past two weeks. Because of high prices, people are seen refraining from buying tomato in bulk and preferring to buy it as per their daily requirements.
President of the Falahi Anjuman Wholesale Vegetable Market, New Sabzi Mandi, Shahjehan, said the Iranian product has been meeting demand and narrowing the gap in supply caused by the end of Balochistan crop. He said the trading of the fruit from the Sindh crop would get in full swing by December. Although little quantities from some areas in Sindh had started arriving in the market, but they are not enough to meet the demand.
As a result, Iranian tomatoes may keep coming in the market during the current month.