The Union of Free Consumers of Azerbaijan (UFC) held the analyses of the reasons for the price increase of hen eggs and came to an unexpected conclusion.
The bird flu has been effectively used by the owners of big poultry enterprises to destroy the competition and thousands of farmers involved in poultry production, the Chairman of UFC, Eyyub Huseynov, informed Trend.
The poultry factories have united in fight against small farms. The State Veterinary Service destroyed almost all domestic birds in the regions of the country, which used to provide Baku with the main mass of eggs and chickens. The ban for farmers to sell eggs and chickens is still in force, but there is not such ban for the poultry enterprises.
At the same time, the veterinarians regularly inform on the absence of the signs of the bird flu.
The state where the government tries to keep the price at the low level usually imports cheaper commodities from foreign countries, if there is a price increase for the same commodity in the internal market. Why does not the Government of Azerbaijan use this method? Because it is not profitable for Azerbaijan poultry enterprises, said Huseynov.