Market activity surge expected before Ramadan— JCC representative

50% of goods arrive as usual

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(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The representative of the food sector at the Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Jamal Amro stated that there is anticipated upcoming activity in the local market due to employee salary payouts and the approaching Ramadan, Hala reported. اضافة اعلان

Amro described the food sector trade activity as ‘average,’ noting that traders rely on employee salary payouts to boost sales. He mentioned a significant stock of various goods with stable prices for most essential food items, although some decreases are due to strong competition.

However, Amro noted slight rice price increases due to higher shipping costs. Despite this, consumers won't notice any price hikes due to the availability of local market stock and competition.

Prices for many legumes are lower than last Ramadan, especially crushed lentils, but slight increases are observed for white beans, lentils, and vacuum-packed red meat due to increased shipping costs, Amro mentioned. Moreover, purchases for Ramadan essentials such as dates, heartnuts, coconut, and some juices remain limited but available in abundance with prices similar to 2023, except for slight increases in raisins and coconut due to rising shipping costs in the Red Sea region.

He confirmed a regular food supply to the local market, with 50 percent of required goods arriving as usual. Delays are reported for goods from Thailand, Vietnam, and China, but they won't affect citizens' needs during Ramadan.

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