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Plenty of fruits and vegetables are available in the market at affordable prices

The Sulaibiya (Shabra) vegetable and fruit market remained stable during the holy month of Ramadan, with prices remaining reasonable, as reported by Al-Rai daily. Customers noted the affordability of items such as zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, eggplant, okra, lemon, pears, grapes, figs, peaches, and strawberries. Small boxes cost less than half a dinar, while large boxes are priced at only one dinar, unlike other markets experiencing price hikes.

One customer shared, ‘I found everything I needed, including imported and local fruits and vegetables, at very reasonable prices. I bought 18 boxes of various items for only KD 24.’

Another customer mentioned visiting ‘Shabra’ for bulk purchases due to the reasonable prices. However, slight increases were noticed in tomato, lemon, lettuce, and potato prices on the first day of Ramadan.

Meanwhile, the price of local Al-Nuaimi sheep reached KD180 due to increased demand during Ramadan, influenced by the Russian-Ukrainian war and National Assembly elections. Consumers urged the government to monitor prices and prevent exploitation during Ramadan, as some merchants may artificially raise prices.

Sellers explained that price fluctuations are normal due to supply and demand dynamics. Demand for sheep increases during Ramadan, particularly for Iranian, Saudi, and local sheep. Local Al-Naimi sheep are the most popular, priced between KD140 to KD180, followed by Shafali sheep ranging from KD100 to KD130.

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