MC: 39,000 inspections made to check accuracy of commodity prices across KSA in 72 hours

07 Jul 2022


The Ministry of Commerce has continued conducting intensive inspections all over the Kingdom to make sure sufficient amounts of commodities are available and verify the prices stores charge in order to protect the rights of consumers. 

The inspectors carried out over 39,000 visits to double-check prices of food products all over the Kingdom, the Ministry noted, stressing that any price manipulation will be dealt with severely. 

Intensive inspection visits are intended to keep a close eye on prices, continuously monitor product availability, ensure they are provided by a variety of suppliers, and have alternative commodities in order to promote free competition for the benefit of the consumer. 

The Ministry uses an electronic system to track 217 essential food commodities' prices across the Kingdom, compare them to prices in neighboring countries, and keep an eye on anything that might disrupt supply and demand. 

All markets, stores, and other commercial establishments across the Kingdom were inspected by the Ministry. Any commercial violation that is found will be subject to harsh legal penalties, and the violators will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.  

The Ministry of Commerce stressed once again that consumers play an integral role in reporting commercial violations and urged all consumers to report any price manipulation practice via the "Commercial Violation Report" app or the unified number (1900).

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Last Modified 17 Jul 2022