Agricultural products cheapen by 1.7 percent in Kazakhstan

Business Materials 9 January 2012 17:11 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan. 9 / Trend L. Podolyak /

The prices on agricultural products sold in 2011 decreased by 1.7 percent in Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Statistics Agency said today. For example, the price on buckwheat decreased by 20.2 percent, wheat by 19.4 percent, and rye by 3.9 percent in 2011. The prices on corn increased by 12.2 percent, oats by 10.1 percent, barley by 5.3 percent, and rice by 3.4 percent.

The price on carrots reduced by 15.9 percent, cabbage by 10.7 percent, potatoes by 8.5 percent, and beets by 3.3 percent. The prices on sunflower seeds increased by 13 percent, fruits and berries by 8.3 percent, and grapes by 6.5 percent. The prices on cotton reduced by 21.6 percent, tobacco by 2.2 percent, and sugar beet by 1.5 percent.

The prices on eggs decreased by 0.4 percent and raw milk increased by 15.4 percent. The prices on mutton increased by 31.3 percent, beef by 23.9 percent, pork by 5.5 percent, and poultry by 1.1 percent. The prices on wool increased by 19.6 percent and honey by 9 percent.