Azerbaijan, Baku, July.31 / Trend R.Zamanov /
Considering the disagreements between the Central Bank of Iran, Industry, Mine, and Trade Ministry, and the Customs Administration of Iran, the country will face food shortage in the Iranian months of Sharivar and Mehr (August 23-October 22), Assadollah Asgaroladi, Head of Export Commission of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines said on Wednesday.
"Most of the goods that are stuck at the Customs are foods that could be expired," the ILNA News Agency quoted Asgaroladi as saying.
Currently 10,000 containers of food stuff and medicines are stuck at the country's customs, while another 5,000 containers are ready to be shipped to Iran.
The three parties cannot reach agreement over the allocation of official-rate forex to the staple food imports.
Regarding the staple foods, the prices of 43 groups of food, including dairy, egg, rice, beans, fruits, meat, vegetables, sugar, tea, and edible oil have risen in Iran last week (ended July 19) compared to the same period in the previous year, Tasnim news agency reported on July 29.
According to the report released by the Central Bank of Iran, the price of dairy products, rice, and meat rose by 0.5 percent, 0.1 percent, and 0.1 percent respectively, compared to previous year.
The prices of egg, fruits, vegetables, and sugar also fell by 0.3 percent, 2.5 percent, 1.7 percent, and 0.6 percent respectively.