Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. U.Ismaylova / The changes in foodstuff prices in Azerbaijan would continue by the end of 200. The prices would rise by 30% at the beginning of 2008, Eyyub Huseynov, the Free Consumers Union's head, said on 8 November.
"Regulation of prices can be observed after Azerbaijan's joins the World Trade Organization 9WTO). The prices would increase in compliance with the policy of the organization, but remain stable," Huseynov said.
The main reasons of permanent rise in prices are the absence of consumer policy in the country and the decision by the Tariff Council in January to increase prices of communal services and electric energy.
One of the biggest milk producing company of Azerbaijan MILK-PRO increased by 10% prices for 13 out of 44 ranges of goods. The company explained increase in rice as rise in price of butter and milk in world markets.
Earlier the head of the Anti-Monopoly Service at the Ministry of Economic Development of Azerbaijan, Samir Dadashev, stated about 20% increase in prices.
The price for one litre of milk was increased from AZN 0.30 to 0.40.