The people of Shiraz these days buy oranges at least 17,000 tomans per kilogram, while each kilogram of this fruit is bought from gardeners for about 7,000 tomans, and a month ago the price of each kilogram of this product was 9,000 to 10,000 tomans.
The price of bananas has reached at least 28,000 Tomans per kilogram and tangerines are not less than 14,000 Tomans per kilogram in Shiraz market. Pomegranates are not less than 15,000 Tomans per kilogram in Shiraz market.
The price of each kilo of apple is about 16 thousand tomans, while this product is bought from gardeners for about seven thousand tomans.
The price of pistachios has increased so much that few people can afford it, this product is sold for at least 110,000 tomans per kilogram in guild units.
Also, the price of summer and vegetables has increased significantly in the last 2 weeks, so that the price of potatoes in Shiraz market is not less than seven thousand tomans per kilo.
All this increase in prices while Fars province is one of the important hubs of fruit and vegetable production in the country and many products in the market are related to the province’s own products.
Some attribute the increase in fruit prices to the implementation of the comprehensive plan for coronary restrictions, but this claim cannot be true as there is no restriction on freight traffic.
Some also attribute the increase in fruit prices in the domestic market to the increase in fruit exports, especially citrus fruits.
Stoning speculators to reduce fruit prices
Yas Islamic Council of Shiraz believes that despite the cooperation of Fars Governorate, Jihad Keshavarzi and the municipality, some brokers, in order to continue profiteering, are throwing stones in order to reduce the skyrocketing prices in the field of fruit and vegetable prices.
According to Seyyed Abdolrazaq Mousavi, based on the decision of the city council, which was supported by the governor of Fars, the mayor of Shiraz and the cooperation of the Agricultural Jihad Organization, the municipality of Shiraz was obliged to create 22 bazaars in 11 districts. Food to reach people directly and at the lowest price.
Mousavi said: “Agricultural Jihad Organization declares that we can deliver goods and food from production to consumption to the consumer; With the approval of the council, the municipality is obliged to create 22 bazaars in 11 municipal districts so that these foods can reach the people at the minimum price; City council members also believe the municipality should not charge rent for these markets; In this case, naturally, the price of fruits and vegetables will be significantly reduced.
The head of the Islamic Council of Shiraz considered brokers and profiteers as an obstacle to this resolution and specified: the implementation of such a resolution endangers the interests of intermediaries and traders.
Rain stopped the downward trend in summer rates
In an interview with IRNA, the vice president of the Shiraz Fruit and Vegetable Traders’ Union said: “The summer rate was decreasing before the rain, but after the rain it increased because it is not possible to harvest it on the ground.”
Kourosh Keshavarz added: the price of onion has decreased by 50% in the last week and each kilogram is offered between 2,500 to 5,500 Tomans. The price of potato has also increased by 15% compared to last week. A kilogram of three thousand and 500 tomans to four thousand and 500 tomans is offered in Tareh Bar Square.
He continued: Eggplant is sold in Tareh Bar Square at the rate of one thousand tomans to two thousand tomans per kilogram and the farmers were affected.
Reduce fruit prices because people do not buy
The vice president of the Shiraz Fruit and Vegetable Traders’ Union said: “Fruit prices have been decreasing for the past two days due to people not buying.”
Pomegranate storage for supply on Yalda night at higher rates
Keshavarz added: “Only pomegranate has a high price due to the full warehouses for supply at a higher rate on Yalda night, but fruits such as oranges, tangerines and apples have decreased in price in the last 2 days.
He continued: “Today, a good tangerine was sold for 11,000 Tomans per kilogram in the fruit and vegetable market, while last week this product was sold for 14,000 Tomans per kilogram.”
The vice president of the Shiraz Fruit and Vegetable Traders Union said: “Today, apples were sold in the square for between 5,000 and 10,000 tomans per kilogram, while last week, each kilogram was between 8,000 and 13,000 tomans per kilogram.”
The price of oranges is high due to exports
The farmer added: the price of oranges has increased due to the export of this product to Iraq and Russia a month ago and the pre-purchase of this product in the orchards.
He continued: the price of each kilogram of oranges in Shiraz fruit and vegetable market is between 10 to 12 thousand tomans, while last year this product was priced at 1,500 tomans to 2,000 tomans per kilogram.
Brokers are struggling to raise fruit prices
The vice president of the Shiraz Fruit and Vegetable Traders Union said: “If the situation is like this, the price of fruit is expected to decrease in the next few days, because the fruit and vegetable market is full of goods and traders are enduring.” Are to sell the fruit at a higher price.
Keshavarz added: the price of apples will decrease significantly in the next month because this product is stored in cold stores and only one cold storage in Fars has stored 17,000 tons of apples.
Fruit and vegetable export conditions have become more difficult
IRNA correspondent contacted the Director of Commercial Development of Fars Jihad Agricultural Organization to find out the reasons for the increase in fruit prices in Fars province and Shiraz city. In this regard, he stated: Is.
Samad Ranjbar added: “Also, fruit consumption by people has decreased due to the trend of coronary heart disease.”
He continued: “On the other hand, the costs of production, transportation and labor have increased and have severely put pressure on the production sector.”
Director of Business Development of Fars Jihad Agricultural Organization said: Fruit and vegetable exports have decreased sharply and various countries have imposed restrictions in this regard.
Ranjbari added: “Iraq is one of the target countries in Fars province in terms of fruit and vegetable exports, which has already imposed severe restrictions.”
Rising production costs due to rising fruit prices
He continued: “The combination of these factors has caused problems in the export of fruits and vegetables, and on the other hand, production costs have increased the price of fruits and vegetables.”
The role of speculators in increasing fruit prices
Director of Business Development of Fars Jihad Agricultural Organization said: “Also, brokerage and intermediation has always existed in the market and has now increased and is one of the main reasons for the increase in the price of fruits and vegetables.”
Ranjbari added: “There are several brokers in the path that a product reaches from the producer to the consumer, each of whom wants to increase the price as much as the producer or more.”
Direct supply of fruits and vegetables The solution to reduce prices
The director of business development of Fars Jihad Agricultural Organization said: This organization has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Islamic Council of the city and Shiraz Municipality to provide a number of municipal booths and bazaars to Fars Jihad Keshavarzi.
Ranjbari added: Fars Agricultural Jihad Organization will have a direct supply of fruits and vegetables in these markets in order to shorten the hands of brokers and intermediaries.
He continued: “As soon as this memorandum is implemented, it will help the producer and the consumer.”