From Supply Chain Asia
Poor logistics pushes up food prices in Qatar Monday, 07 July 2014 07:09
Consumers here who frequent markets in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates often remark on the lower food prices there. For instance, a two-litre bottle of fresh milk of a popular brand from Saudi Arabia costs about 30-40 percent less in these neighbouring countries.
Qatar’s population has witnessed rapid growth over the past several years, but resources and facilities to support the population have not kept pace with it. Within one month (between August and September 2013), Qatar’s population increased by more than 170,000 (largely due to the influx of foreign workers), putting tremendous pressure on resources.