Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend , corr U. Ismaylova / Eyyub Huseynov, the Chairman of the Councel of Independent Consumers, reported on 14 March that the price of food will rise by 6% before the Holiday of Novrooz.
"Further, the 6% will not drop again," he said.
In 2006 the food prices before Novrooz rose by about 10-12%. After the decree by the Tariff Council a rise in prices of energy and public utilities came into force on 8 January and all consumer goods rose by about 12%.
Huseynov said that the rise in prices for all consumer goods by 8% is expected in near future.
The Bill on Protection of the Rights of Consumers was admitted in Azerbaijan in 1995.
The Council is monitoring the consumer markets which excludes goods unsuitable for consumption. The Council also co-operates with the EU Commission on Consumers' Rights.