Tunisia: Vegetable, Fruit, Fish and Meat Prices Down From June 2020 (Trade Ministry)

Tunis/Tunisia — Price indicators released Tuesday by the Department of Trade show a downward trend in fish, vegetable, fruit, meat and egg prices in July 2020 compared to June 2020.

The overall average of fish prices fell by 3% during July 2020 compared to June 2020. This average increased by 6% compared to July 2019.

Average vegetable prices also fell by 19% in July compared to June 2020 and by 27% compared to July 2019.

The prices of various vegetables (potatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers, courgettes...) have dropped remarkably at rates ranging from 1 to 54% compared to June 2019. This downward trend in prices has continued compared to June 2020, ranging between 5 and 42%, except for potatoes, whose prices have been stable.

According to the same source, average fruit prices also fell by 6% in July 2020 compared to June 2020 and by 11% compared to July 2019.

The drop in fruit prices varies between 8 and 31% compared to July 2019 and concerned the prices of melons, watermelons, dates, grapes in return for an increase in the prices of apples, lemons, peaches and plums.

Compared to June 2020, the fall in fruit prices was between 2 and 18%, with the exception of plum and peach prices, which rose.

The average price of meat and eggs decreased by 0.2% in July 2020 compared to June 2020 but was 2% lower than in July 2019.

The decrease ranged from 1% to 9% compared with July 2019. However, prices for red meat increased (between 4% and 8%).

Compared to June 2020, the fall in prices for escalope and eggs was between 1 and 9%. Poultry prices, on the other hand, increased by 4%. Red meat prices were stable.

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