Mauritania takes a radical decision regarding its vegetable imports from Morocco during the holy month of Ramadan.
A New Direction in Food Imports
Mauritania has opted for an unprecedented measure by announcing that it will suspend the importation of vegetables from Morocco during the Ramadan period. This decision mainly aims to restrict imports from neighboring Morocco.
Impact on Exports and the Moroccan Market
This initiative risks negatively impacting Moroccan vegetable exports to Mauritania, thus forcing Moroccan producers to readjust their commercial orientation towards the domestic market.
Benefits for Moroccan Consumers
Moroccan consumers could benefit from this measure, as it could lead to a drop in vegetable prices on the national market.
Price Fluctuations and Market Conditions
Over the past few months, Moroccan markets have seen a significant drop in vegetable prices, providing relief to many Moroccan families from inflation concerns.
Trend of falling prices
Prices of certain commodities, such as potatoes and tomatoes, have fallen, providing consumers with more affordable access to these essential products.
Testimonial from a Market Manager
A manager at Morocco’s largest wholesale market, based in Inezgane in the Souss-Massa region, reported a significant drop in prices in recent days, with tomatoes selling for between 0.83 and 2 dirhams, and apples of land between 1.43 and 2.86 dirhams.
Reasons for the Price Drop
This downward price trend is attributed to abundant supply, declining demand, increased local vegetable production and improved agricultural conditions.
Professionals believe that this drop in prices is largely due to an abundant supply and an increase in local vegetable production.