Prices of goods increase significantly in Deir al-Zor

تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة معن سلطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 4 أكتوبر، 2018 1:51:01 م خبر أعمال واقتصاد اقتصادي

Deir al-Zor - SMART

The prices of most goods increased by 10 to 50 per cent in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-controlled villages in the Deir al-Zor countryside, Eastern Syria, due to monopolization by several merchants and the suspension of goods from Turkey.

Local sources told SMART that the prices of food supplies increased by 10 to 25 per cent in the last month. The price of one kilogram of sugar increased from 250 to 270 Syrian pounds, one kilogram of flour from 140 to 184 SYP, and one kilogram of rice from 650 to 750 SYP.

Also, the fuel prices increased by 25 to 50 per cent, as the price of one liter of diesel increased from 75 to 100 SYP, one kilogram of regular gas from 100 to 150 SYP, and one liter of kerosene from 80 to 120 SYP.

This increase in price affected other goods, like fruits and vegetables, as one kilogram of apples sells for 300 SYP, one kilogram of bananas for 700 SYP, one kilogram of cucumbers for 300 SYP, and one kilogram of tomatoes for 250 SYP, while the price of one kilogram of green jew’s mallow (malukhyah) reached 1,000 SYP.

People said that the prices increased because of the suspension of goods from Turkey, merchants monopolization, and the recent increase in the exchange rates of currency and gold. The exchange rate of the US dollar against the SYP increased from 440 to 460 SYP for 1 USD, and the price of one gram of 14 carat gold increased from 18,300 to 19,500 SYP.

The SDF and the Islamic State (IS) clash in the Eastern Deir al-Zor countryside after the announcement of the last stage of the al-Jazirah Storm Operation. During the clashes, the SDF advanced into IS territory, leading to the killing and injury of members of both parties and causing a mass displacement of civilians.

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تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة معن سلطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 4 أكتوبر، 2018 1:51:01 م خبر أعمال واقتصاد اقتصادي
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