Price growth in Uzbekistan’s consumer sector down
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 2
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
In November 2019, the average price level in Uzbekistan’s consumer sector increased by 15.6 percent compared to November 2018, Trend reports citing Uzbekistan’s State Statistics Committee.
For comparison, data presented for the same period last year said the level of price growth in the consumer sector was 16.5 percent.
According to official statistics, in November 2019, prices on food products rose by 3 percent compared to October 2019, and from the beginning of this year - by 14.8 percent.
In general, from January through November 2019, eggs (23.2 percent), bakery products (22.8 percent), meat, poultry and fish (22.4 percent), as well as catering (21.2 percent) rose in price.
Over the eleven months of this year, bread products became more expensive by 22.8 percent.
Of meat products, prices for beef (except boneless meat) increased most significantly - by 25.9 percent, and lamb - by 24 percent. Poultry meat (except for chicken legs) became 14.6 percent more expensive.
Dairy products rose in price by 16 percent, including yoghurt - 21.3 percent, milk - 21 percent, cream - 18.8 percent and cottage cheese - 15.9 percent.
In annual terms (November 2019 to November 2018), prices for bread products increased by 25.7 percent. Next, in descending order - meat, poultry and fish (24 percent), eggs (23.4 percent), dairy products (18.6 percent), alcoholic drinks (17 percent) and soft drinks (13.4 percent), sugar, tea and other food products (12.8 percent), fruits, vegetables and potatoes (10.8 percent), as well as oil and fat products (9.3 percent). Catering, compared with November last year, rose by 24.9 percent, according to information.
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