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Eggs are getting expensive; prices increase by 30% in Qatar

Eggs are getting expensive; prices increase by 30% in Qatar

Eggs, one of the cheapest sources of healthy protein, are not exactly “cheap” these days.

A shortage in supply of eggs in the local market as led to a price hike of 30% over the past few weeks, The Peninsula has reported. This is because production of eggs drops during the winter season, while the consumption continues to be high.

A 30-pieces crate of imported eggs that would normally cost QR16 or QR17 is now being sold at QR21 to QR24, according to the report. Qatar imports a majority of eggs from Saudi Arabia that is facing a shortage in production. Moreover, eggs produced from the country’s sole poultry company barely meet 5% of the total demand. This has affected wholesale prices, increasing them to QR50 or more per box, which in turn, has caused the increase in retail prices.

Did you notice the increase in prices?

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