Watermelon prices slashed in the market

  • A kilo of watermelons is now priced at just MVR 25
  • Price slashes are followed by an abundance in watermelon supply
  • At the beginning of Ramadan the price of watermelons were set between MVR 30-35 per kilo

K. Male' | Zunana Zalif | 21-May-2018 | Monday 06:23 | zunana | Business | 684

Local market stocked with watermelons -- Photo by: Mohamed Sharuhaan

Watermelon prices have been significantly slashed in the local market of capital city Male'.

A kilo of watermelon is now priced at just MVR 25.

According to merchants at the local market, the price drop was followed by an abundance in watermelon supply.

They also said that watermelon prices are expected to reduce even more in the near future.

While watermelons are a staple food in the Maldives during the fasting month of Ramadan, at the beginning of this year's fasting month the price of watermelons were set between MVR 30-35 per kilo.

However, the prices had reduced to by MVR 10 within just four days.

The most supply of watermelons comes from Alif Alif atoll Thoddoo island, home to the largest watermelon farm in the country where watermelons are produced abundantly prior to the fasting month when price hikes and demand peaks.

Local market ready for Ramadan

 



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