Prices of food products in the market have dropped in the last days of Ramadan, except for fish.
Fish sellers said prices increased on Sunday due to low stock in Male’.
Fish is a common ingredient in the Maldivian diet and is a popular food in Ramadan.
Skipjack tuna price was MVR 70 per kilogram at the start of the fasting month, but dropped to MVR 25 after two days.
On Sunday, the price skipjack tuna was at MVR 35, while frigate mackerel were at MVR 5 to 35.
A fish seller said: “Prices increased due to lack of fishing. We are not getting enough fish. The closest region that’s currently fishing is Faafu Atoll. I don’t think the prices will drop, but it may remain steady. Fishing is unpredictable.”