KARACHI: India has declined the tomato export to Pakistan by 50 per cent due to its shortage mainly because of rising prices and unseasoned rainfall in India, ARY News reported on Saturday.
After the salt and onion, the prices of tomatoes have shot up across India, leaving the common man in distress.
According to wholesalers, the prices of tomatoes have hiked by at least 35 to 40 per cent due to the non-arrival of fresh stock in the festive season.
Because of high demand of tomato in the country about 40-50 trucks laden with tomatoes were crossing over to Pakistan via Attari-Wagah land route every day.
Traders said that existing order are actually old orders that are being completed.
The prices of tomatoes are increasing rapidly with an alarming rate, the prices raised to Rs.122 from Rs. 82 per kilogram at the end of October.
According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) price of tomato during last week increased by 186.5 per cent as compare to same time period of last year.