Markets and shops across the country are witnessing an abundance of consumer and non-consumable food commodities of all kinds, and a doubling of ration supplies quotas coinciding with the holy month of Ramadan, at a time when sales outlets are witnessing fierce competition to attract shoppers through a package of offers and discounts on goods, household items, Ramadan necessities, and others. .
Food companies, businessmen, and economists confirmed the availability of sufficient stocks of commodities and food products to cover local consumption, noting that the prices of Ramadan commodities are stable, in terms of the initiatives of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in addition to promotions and discounts, which led to market stability and increased the pace of competition, at a time when it intensified. In it, commercial complexes are preparing to receive the holy month, as commercial stores, especially food commodities departments, have increased their activity to the maximum degree by offering various goods and products to meet the needs of customers at competitive prices.
They added, in statements to Qatar News Agency (QNA), that the markets and shops are witnessing a remarkable movement these days by shoppers to buy Ramadan goods, noting that the rate of increase in consumption during the month of Ramadan is about 30 percent compared to the regular months, which raises the consumer spending bill, which is considered One of the most prominent financial challenges during Ramadan, stressing the need to set a budget for the holy month, avoid being tempted by offers, choose the appropriate timing for shopping, and focus on the necessary goods and foodstuffs.
With the start of the blessed month, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced a number of successive initiatives during the past week, as part of its package of initiatives for the holy month, as it launched the discounted consumer goods list initiative, which includes more than 900 commodities, in coordination with about 20 malls, shops and commercial outlets. It also announced an initiative to double the share of rice, sugar, oil and evaporated milk for citizens benefiting from food supplies, for one time.
In the same context, the Ministry announced the joint national initiative to encourage local production and subsidize sheep meat prices for the holy month of Ramadan, in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and the Widam Food Company “Wdam”. Discounted for citizens (two sheep per citizen).
The Ministry stated that these initiatives come within the framework of its keenness to provide the needs of citizens and residents of consumer goods at reduced prices during the holy month, as spending increases on the purchase of food and consumer goods, and other commodities of relative importance to the consumer, noting that it has coordinated with sales outlets to reduce Burdens on members of society, by adding the most important food and consumer needs of the family.
She pointed out that the joint national initiative to encourage local production and support sheep meat prices for the month of Ramadan comes to ensure the availability of red meat for citizens at reasonable prices, in addition to creating a balance between supply and demand, which contributes to price stability in the markets.
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