Imports from India lower onion, tomato prices in LahoreBy ANI
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
LAHORE - Prices of onions and tomatoes got slightly lowered in Lahore ahead of the festival of Eid, following the arrival of Indian vegetables in the domestic market.
Rates of onions in the city a day before Eid were 60 to 80 rupees per kilogram, which had crossed the mark of 100 rupees per kilogram last week, however, vendors said that their rates came down as big dealers and importers imported huge quantities of both items from India, after observing an increasing trend in their prices in the domestic market, The News reported.
A wholesaler in the vegetable market said that a huge quantity was imported from India, as importers were expecting further increase in onion rates during Eid days. Following the import, prices have reduced and they will be in the range of 34 to 40 rupees per kilogram after Eid, he added.
Rates of tomatoes in the local market were 50 to 70 rupees per kilogram.
The consumption of vegetables increases during Eid days. Similarly, consumption of vegetables used in salad also increases on Eid, so their prices also go up. (ANI)