Onions sell at Rs250 per kg in Karachi markets. In other parts of the country, the rate hovers between Rs200-320 due to limited arrivals from Sindh and Balochistan crops and additional taxes on import of the staple food item. The national average of onion prices on the week ending Jan 26 was Rs200-320 per kg as compared to Rs180-280 prevailing on the week ending Jan 5. The rate in Islamabad has been highest so far at Rs260-320 per kg.
Of the 600-700 stalled containers carrying onions, only a few of them have found their way into the market thus putting extra pressure on prices.
[ Rs100 = €0.35 ]