Off-season vegetables rise in price notably in Kazakhstan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 11
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
In February, the prices for off-season vegetables in Kazakhstan increased most notably among other food products, Trend reports via Energyprom.kz.
Compared to January, cucumbers rose in price by 19.7 percent, tomatoes – by 19.3 percent, cabbage – by 16.5 percent, garlic – by 4.7 percent, and onions – by 3.4 percent. At the same time, the prices of potatoes and beans declined slightly, by less than 1 percent.
As for fruits, banana price rose by 2.7 percent, while prices for apples and citrus declined.
Cereals and flour products also increased in price significantly. Thus, the price of millet increased by 5.3 percent in a month, and the price of cereals rose up to 2 percent. Buckwheat, on the contrary, fell in price by 1.4 percent.
At the same time, flour price increased by 3.2 percent, pasta also rose by 2 percent. Rye-wheat bread and bread made from top-grade flour rose in price by 1.5 percent.
Fish prices increased by 2.7 percent over the month, while other seafood and fish products went up by less than 2 percent. Chicken increased in price by 1.7 percent.
As for meat and meat by-products, prices for cooked sausage and lard increased by 1 percent, while other meat products rose in price by less than 1 percent.
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