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Meat markets witness huge rush at end of curfew hours

‘Demand for poultry not high’

KUWAIT CITY, April 26: For the third day in a row, the onslaught in cooperative societies and the parallel markets continued to witness overcrowding at the end of curfew hours – with popular meat markets in Shuwaikh, Mubarakiya and other regions providing citizens and residents with enough quantities to cover the first few days of Ramadan.

On a tour of the markets, revealed an increase in prices and the sale of meats, while the latest purchase focused on whole carcasses and cutting them as desired by the customer.

Sellers and butchers indicated that most customers prefer slaughtered sheep of up to 15 kilograms, indicating a significant rise in the prices of Arab and Naim sheep, and the price of the whole slaughtered sheep exceeded 105 dinars. In exchange for sales and general satisfaction, some customers objected to the price of a kilo of Arab breed for no less than 4.500.

They pointed out that the shops would tell them it’s Naimi but how could they know the quality of the meat; whether it’s Naimi, Shivali or other similar Arab breeds.

They asked the Ministry of Commerce to put specific seals on the sheep types to avoid price overrun.

As for the Mubarakiya Market, customer demand was clear for meat and vegetables, while the abundance of meat there was of mixed type, unlike Shuwaikh that focused on selling the Arab breed.

Owners of the shops there revealed that they’ve activated home delivery services to avoid losses and save customers the trouble of coming there. Meanwhile, unlike the meat market, the demand for live poultry was not very high.

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