Soaring prices of fruit and vegetables on Moroccan markets

Published Sep 4, 2020

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Vegetable and fruit prices have been at a high level for weeks in most Moroccan urban markets, according to Hespress. This increase coincides with the emergence of the coronavirus crisis (Covid-19), which has seriously affected the purchasing power of a wide range of Moroccan families. In the Salé and Rabat markets, the average price of vegetables exceeded six dirhams per kilogram, while fruit exceeded the 12 dirhams per kilogram mark.

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The price of a lemon was 30 dirhams per kilogram, while that of grapes was 14 dirhams per kilogram and bananas were 15 dirhams per kilogram. An increase was also recorded for mint and cilantro, says the same source. A number of traders said this time of year still saw rising prices, with high and limited temperatures on irrigated crops. The repercussions of the late and weak rains recorded in Morocco during the current agricultural season are also for something. ...
Source: Agrimaroc
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