Vegetable prices fall at Sunday bazaars


LAHORE – Vegetable prices fell while fruit prices remained stable at various Sunday bazaars. Vendors benefited from the decrease in vegetable prices while high demand of chicken increased its prices. Sales of vegetables doubled due to decrease in their prices.
“I used to sell around 50 kilogrammes onions at Sunday bazaars but this week, sales crossed 70 kilogrammes. Similarly, sales of ginger, garlic, tomatoes and potatoes were 20 percent high compared to other weeks,” Vegetable vendor Asghar Ali said adding that people were also happy to buy commodities at lower prices. “Customers remain angry when prices are high,” he added.
Vendors said that prices of chicken increased due to the wedding season and religious gatherings. “Chicken demand has increased owing to weddings and religious functions arranged in connection with the Eid Miladun Nabi,” chicken seller Abid Ali said adding that prices of chicken could increase in the coming days. “There are reports that chicken production is low therefore we are expecting a further increase in prices,” he added.