With the arrival of winter, prices of dry fruits have started rising in wholesale and retail markets.
Traders at Jodia Bazar say prices of more than half a dozen dry fruits have gone up by no less than 25-30 per cent from where they were at the beginning of last winter.
Traders say that the price-hike is both because of higher domestic intake and export-led buying. Pakistan exports fresh and dry dates, pine nuts (chilgoza) kernel, sweet and bitter apricot seeds and raisins. The market…