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Posted On: 27 September 2010 01:40 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Egg prices back to pre-Ramadan levels

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Qatari eggs reverted to their pre-Ramadan rates of QR14.50 to QR14.75 for a 30-piece crate in the retail market yesterday with a number of consumers mistaking that there had been a price rise. The eggs were selling at around QR12 a crate during the fasting month due to retail price restrictions imposed by the government in a bid to prevent any escalation in the prices of basic food items, for the benefit of the common man. An official from Qatar Arabia Poultry Company, the local market leader in poultry and poultry products, said the price freeze during the holy month was over so they were back to pre-Ramadan rates. The company supplies to wholesalers 12 crates (360 eggs) at the rate of QR168, which works out to QR14 per 30-piece crate, and retailers sell them at a slight margin at QR14.50 or QR14.75 per crate, said the official. He denied there was any shortage. “Our supplies are absolutely normal,” said the official.