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The people of Deir Ezzor were caught by surprise after the price of sunflower oil jumped up from 7300 SYP per liter to 8500 SYP per liter. In addition, it has increased to 9000 SYP in some commercial shops, amidst a situation in which food items increase and decrease depending on the mood of shopkeepers, which also coincides with the absence of control and surveillance of prices.
This is the outcome of decisions issued by the Directorate of Supply following the disappearance of cooking oil from the market. Merchants, who are complicit with the directorate, resort to monopolizing oil so that they can sell it at expensive prices to civilians, taking advantage of their need for oil.
The increase in prices is not only limited to oil, but also basic commodities and foodstuffs, in conjunction with the scarcity of job opportunities and the deterioration of the living conditions of the local population.