Ahead of festive season, Dry fruit prices skyrocketing

With the arrival of the festive season, this year too the prices of the dry fruits have risen by 30 per cent. The rise in the price comes after the reduction in supply of dry fruits from Pakistan

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Every year, around the festive season, the prices of dry fruits witness a sudden rise. The inflated prices are affected by the sudden increase in the demand for the dry fruits throughout festivals. Similarly, this year, the prices of dry fruits have increased by 30 per cent. 

In the meantime, the export of dates has been shut down from neighbouring country, Pakistan which has resulted in a spike in the rates of the commodity. It is being said the prices of other dry fruits too have been indirectly affected due to the rise in the date prices.

This year, during January, the wholesale prices of dates were close to ₹120 per kg whereas the retail prices for the same ranged between ₹180 per kg. However, just prior to Diwali, the prices have skyrocketed to a whopping ₹400 per kg.

Dry Fruit Prices

Dry Fruit

Price Before Diwali (per kg)

Current Price (per kg)

Dates

180-200

380-420

Walnut (Whole)

500-700

700-800

Walnut (Pieces)

800-900

1100-1200

Cashew

700-800

900-1000

Almonds

700-900

1000-1200

Raisins

300-320

400-440

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