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Rise in vegetable price due to weather, not exports — Agriculture Ministry

2. Vegetable market
An undated photo of a produce market in Amman.The Ministry of Agriculture stated that the quantities of vegetables and fruits delivered to the markets on February 9, 2022, amounted to 3,154 tonnes. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Agriculture said on Tuesday that a recent increase in the prices of vegetables was due to a shortage in the quantities that were delivered to the central market during the cold front, and not due to exports, according to a statement carried by Al-Rai News.اضافة اعلان

The ministry said that the quantities of vegetables and fruits delivered to the markets on Wednesday amounted to 3,154 tonnes, compared to 2,300 tonnes per day on average during the past two weeks, a result of a rise in temperatures, which contributed to the increase in production quantities.

The ministry said that it will coordinate with the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply about any unjustified rise in prices. With the increase in production, prices will witness a gradual drop, the ministry said in the statement.

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