Oranges and apples that had sold for IRR 15,000 and IRR 16,000 per kilogram, respectively, before the beginning of Nowruz (Iranian New Year) on March 21 now cost between IRR 40,000 and IRR 60,000. Similar price increases are reported for other fruits and vegetables. The head of the Fruit and Vegetable Union said, “Since March 19, when fruit distribution at regulated prices ended, cold houses have been closed and the prices have spiked for consumers.” The Minister of Trade and Mining blamed transportation issues as well as the closure of fruit markets due to holidays for the price hike.
Fruit sold at up to four times price set by government during New Year holidays
- Published: 110 days ago on Monday, 1 April 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: March 31, 2013 @ 12:16 pm
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