Dry fruit prices at peek in winter
It is already predicted in our country that the price of get fruits are supposed to hike during the winters. This year also the most loved and craved dry fruits including almonds , pistachios, cashew nuts apricots , coconuts , figs and others have inclined to a new height and surged as soon as winter has approached the country.
With the abnormally increasing price of these dry fruits in the market , they have practically gone out of reach from the common man.
According to a random survey conducted among various large markets, the shopkeepers and retailers deliberately increase the prices of dry fruits in winter season in order to avail the benefits of the only season through out the year when the demand increases making it difficult for the common to even think of the dry fruits that are already out of reach for a middle class person.
As a justification from the retailers, the vendors say that due to the excessive increased demand and the floods , the price has increased and they themselves but at an expensive rate from the wholesalers.
On the other hand ,though , the buyers complain about this unequal distribution and state that even the cheapest range of dry fruits have now become a part of the lavish that belongs to the rich only.
We have listed out the average prices per kilo of some of the common dry fruits that are mostly bought by the customers. Last year the rate was significantly low as compared to this year but we can’t help it.
Almonds – 800 to 1400 rupees
Walnuts- 400 to 800 rupees
Pidtschios- 1200 to 1800rupees
Peanuts- 300 to 400 rupees
Cashew nuts- 1200 to 1500 rupees