Monitoring a report of complaints by a number of citizens about the variation in prices of goods, foodstuffs and detergents in sales outlets in the Kingdom’s regions.
Citizens said that sales outlets take advantage of consumers’ ignorance of prices, and prices are being changed from one store to another.
In turn, the Ministry of Trade confirmed, according to Al-Watan, that its supervisory teams carry out regular inspection tours of commercial establishments and markets to monitor commodity prices.
She pointed out that it monitors commodity prices using an electronic system through which it tracks the prices of more than 200 food and essential commodities, indicating that immediate fines are applied in the event of an unjustified exaggeration.
She pointed out that price control takes place in three stages, starting with monitoring prices in all regions and then comparing them to prices in neighboring countries, with following up on any developments that affect the movement of supply and demand.