Food prices rise, utility tariffs decrease in North Kazakhstan region
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 8
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
Food and non-food products have risen in price and utility tariffs have decreased in the North Kazakhstan region, Trend reports via Kazakh media.
According to the Statistics Department, inflation in the region amounted to 0.9 percent since the beginning of the year.
In January-February, bread and flour, meat and dairy products, fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables, eggs, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages went up in price. The price increase ranged from 0.5 to 8.7 percent. At the same time, potatoes, sugar and cereals slightly fell in price.
Meanwhile, prices for stationery, pharmaceutical products, detergents and cleaning products, clothing and shoes increased. There was also a growth in prices for cars and household appliances.
Solid fuel fell in price by 4 percent, gasoline – by 1.1 percent, while the price of diesel fuel went up by 0.2 percent.
As for housing and communal services, tariffs for cold water decreased by 8.6 percent, electricity – by 6.8 percent, and gas – by 1.6 percent.
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