Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 21 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
Azerbaijan has no problems with provision of the food grain, so there are no prerequisites for increasing the price of flour in the country, Azerbaijani Deputy Agriculture Minister Bahram Aliyev said in Baku on Thursday.
Aliyev said Azerbaijan's total demand in grain is three million tons, which is fully ensured. The local production ensured two million tons of grain and more than one million tons was imported.
Regarding the issue of possible increase in price of flour, Aliyev said the issue is in the competence of the Economic Development Ministry. However, he said, the price will not be increased, as the country's needs in food grain is fully satisfied and the republic is not experiencing shortages of this product.
Regarding Russia's ban on exports of grain and buckwheat, Aliyev noted that there is no deficit in this product in Azerbaijan. The local production, as well as import from Ukraine and Belarus, meets the country's need in buckwheat.
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