Bahrain: Up To 70% Fall in Vegetable and Fruit Prices

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Prices of vegetables and fruits in the local markets stabilized as more shipments of vegetables and fruits supplies arrived in the KIngdom.

Shipments of 1400 tons arrived in Bahrain from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Pakistan, the U.A.E, Oman and Yemen, in addition to 40 tons of bananas and apples from Chile and 44 trucks from Egypt, which led to decreased prices in the local central market ranges between 50% and 70%.

The list of imports includes the following:

• Pakistan – Mandarins and all types of vegetables
• Sri Lanka – Strawberries, mangoes, papayas, avocado, guavas and all types of vegetables
• India – Bananas, ginger, garlic, mangoes
• China – Garlic, ginger, apples, carrots
• Italy – Assorted variety of apples, plums, kiwi, water
• Philippines – Bananas, pineapples
• South Africa – Lemons, assorted variety of apples, pears, grapes, persimmons, pomegranates
• Portugal and Poland – Apples
• Australia – Carrots
• Greece and Spain – Kiwis, apples, peaches, olives
• US – Apples, berries
• Lebanon – Assorted pickles
• Turkey – Lemons
• Egypt – Citrus, strawberries, broccoli
• Mexico – Strawberries
• Holland and Bulgaria – Cheese varieties
• Belgium – Mozzarella
• Chile – Apples, kiwis, plums, pomegranates

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Head of the Food Wealth Committee at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Khaled Al-Amin, said that the local markets are witnessing a decrease in the prices of vegetables, as the Jordanian and Egyptian 5-kilograms potato bag reached BD2, while the same bag of Pakistani potatoes was at BD1.

He noted that the price of onions reached 300 fils per kilo at the wholesale price. He assured that the availability of food commodities on the market and confirmed price stability.

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