Agriculture Ministry predicts increase in fresh produce prices

Jordan

Published: 2020-11-22 10:14

Last Updated: 2020-11-22 10:15


Agriculture Ministry predicts increase in fresh produce prices
Agriculture Ministry predicts increase in fresh produce prices

The Ministry of Agriculture Saturday announced that an increase in prices is expected for a number of fresh produce items. Tomatoes are expected to be sold for JD 0.3 per kilogram, cauliflower for JD 0.5, onions for JD 0.3, which is approximately a 15 percent increase in comparison to their usual prices during this time of year.

As for oranges, clementines, lemons and olives, prices are expected to rise by up to 25 percent. While locally produced bananas are expected to be sold at their usual price of JD 0.75, the price of Ecuadorian bananas is expected to rise reaching JD 1.1 per kilogram. The rise in prices is expected to last for two weeks, after which the ministry predicts they will drop down to their usual average.

The ministry predicted that cucumbers, zucchinis, eggplants, bell peppers, potatoes and garlic will remain within their usual price range during this time of year. However, the prices of imported apples, carrots and cabbage are expected to decrease next week.

Jordan's central markets have received enough quantities of vegetables to meet the local demand for most fresh products.