Economy | Turkish lira instability, illegal levies and high transport costs contribute to rising prices in Idlib
The markets of Idlib province are witnessing a constant rise in food and fuel prices despite dealing with the Turkish lira, which also devalued, coinciding with its circulation in Idlib.
Observatory sources say that the exchange of the U.S. dollar against the Turkish lira used as a pretext by merchants to raise prices, where the price of foodstuffs rose in Turkish lira.
The price of sugar is now 4.5 TL per kilo. It was sold before at 4 liras.
Rice prices rose by about $15 per ton.The egg pack also increased to more than 18 TL, more than 50%.
The prices of vegetables and fruits from Afrin region have increased, due to levies on the crossings and high transport costs. The prices of vegetables and fruits in the Idlib region: tomatoes 1 Turkish lira, cucumber 1.5 TL, eggplant 2 TL, string beans 4.5 TL, potatoes 1.5 TL, lemon 7.5 TL, parsley 1 Turkish lira.
Prices vary daily according to supply and demand. Apples price reached 3 TL, bananas 8 liras, grapes 3.5, watermelons 1.10 and cantaloupe 2 TL.
Civilians suffer from high prices for all goods, which are not commensurate with their daily income.