Fruit prices soared near nightfall

According to the Baaqtesad news website, the fruit market indicates that with the approach of Yalda night, the last and longest night of the year, according to a long-standing tradition, families gather around the elders of the family and spend time together happily. They also fulfill the religious order of the peace of the womb, the prices of the fruit are so high that it is as if a cold spirit has been blown on the market. There are no buyers and people are dissatisfied with these prices.

On the longest night of the year, fruits and sweets are usually the decoration of the parliament according to the old tradition, and for this reason, the demand is very high these days. In fact, part of the increase in prices is natural and due to rising people’s orders. But a significant part of the price increase also occurs due to lack of supervision and abuse by some shopkeepers and sellers.

The latest prices of various fruits in the day before Yalda night in Tehran’s 19th district are as follows.

Prices of various fruits on the eve of Yalda night

Fruit (kg) Price (USD)
Shiraz Pomegranate 23000
Watermelon 4000
Yellow apple 18000
Red apple 13700
Thomson Orange 16500
Lemon 14000
Kiwi 17500
خرمالو 20000
the banana 32500
pear 22500
blood orange 20000
South Orange 19800
Tangerine 18500
To 14000
شلغم 6000
Cucumber 8000
tomato 8500
Yellow onion 6500
Red onion 8000
Cabbage 11000
Eggplant 7000
Carrots 8500
Bilal 11900
Formal lettuce 7800
Sweet pepper 13900
sour lemon 17500
Cauliflower 5500
Dried garlic 48000
White cabbage 14000
Red cabbage 6900

People dissatisfied with the prices of fruit and money that do not go to the farmer

The high price of fruit in the market, especially its strange increase on the eve of Yalda night, has made people dissatisfied. They are more upset that these fruits are not imported that the exchange rate and other issues will increase their prices. Rather, they are upset that there is no market control, and that this increase in prices goes to the pockets of certain people instead of the farmer.

In fact, these increases are mostly due to mismanagement, which makes Yalda night not as sweet as it used to be. However, the role of the corona should not be overlooked in the context of family gatherings.

The manager of a large fruit shop in Tehran’s 19th district said about the reason for the sudden increase in market prices: “Prices have become more expensive than Tehran’s central fruit and vegetable market. The prices we buy from have increased and we have to pay more.” Sell ​​to people.

Mohammadi did not answer at what price he bought the fruit and at what price.

Previous reports from Fars about the fruit market indicated that city-level shopkeepers were allowed to add only 30 to 35 percent to the retail price based on the invoice when buying fruit from the central square, but this increased some cases to 100 percent. It also arrives.

A middle-aged woman who comes to buy fruit asks for prices but counts and books in her mind to buy. It is known that he measures the prices with the stock of his bag and in the end he does not buy more than one or two pens, maybe one or two more.

He told a Fars reporter: “My sons and grandsons come to our house, but these prices are very expensive.” How is it possible to buy these fruits with today’s incomes?

A man about 40 years old, while worrying about the high prices of fruits, said: “It is good that I am not an importer of these fruits like other countries, at which time these prices should have skyrocketed. We are the largest producers of some of these fruits.” We are in the world and no one from the officials really explains the reason for these astronomical prices?

* Market chaos in the shadow of unsupervised

Hossein Asghari, director general of the fodder and weaving products office of the Ministry of Jihad for Agriculture, said in this regard: The total production of Yalda night watermelon in the current crop year is estimated at about 210,000 tons.

He also said: In the fall of this year, 5,800 hectares of watermelons have been planted in the southern provinces of the country, including Hormozgan, Khuzestan, Fars, Ilam and Bushehr.

Asghari, stating that this fall we will have more watermelon production than the same period last year, said: Last year, Yalda night watermelon was planted on 4,600 hectares, from which more than 150,000 tons of crop was obtained.

* Global position of Iranian fruit production

According to FAO statistics, Iran ranks first to fifteenth in the world in the production of agricultural, agricultural and horticultural products in 68 agricultural products, and ranks first in fruit production in the Middle East and North Africa. The per capita fruit production in the world is 80 kg and this figure reaches 200 kg in our country. Also, in different years, Iran ranks eighth to tenth in the world in fruit production and according to the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture, these products are exported to 100 countries.

Due to climatic, topographic and altitude diversity, various types of fruits can be found in Iran, from subtropical dates to growing fruits in temperate and cold regions. Iran is one of the top 10 producers in the world in 15 garden products and produces 4% of the world’s agricultural products.

* Rooting and solution

The most important reason for the high price of fruit, especially on the eve of Yalda night, is the chaos and unrest in the market, which currently has no owner. Shopkeepers and sellers do whatever they like and sell at any price they want. People still do not know who is responsible for these high prices, the Ministry of Silence or the Ministry of Jihad for Agriculture?

But there are some technical reasons for these increases. First, the cost of production in our country is very high, part of this is due to the knowledge and information of farmers. But an important part of it is also related to government policies, recently the government eliminated inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides and seeds without preparing the necessary bases for government currency, and production costs increased sharply.

Mismanagement, island management is another problem in this area. As the patrols of the two Ministries of Silence and the Ministry of Jihad for Agriculture have no end yet, from the registration of orders for imports and products to market monitoring.

These sub-administrations are in all sectors, from import and export tariff policies to the creation of domestic distribution networks, so that despite having very suitable positions for global production, prices are staggering.