Media: Price for meat increases in Uzbekistan
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 21 /Trend/
Price for meat sharply rose in Uzbekistan in recent weeks, CA-News reported.
Price for meat was an average of 17,000 soums (about $ 7) per kilogram a couple of weeks ago and now the figure is 22,000 soums per kilogram.
The Russian portal of transport information reports that the high prices are linked with the closure of the external borders of the Customs Union from July 1. Since, due to this Uzbekistan lost the main meat exporter -neighboring Kazakhstan. The edition predicts that "the price" will rise more in autumn.
However, an independent journalist from Tashkent said in an interview with CA-News that the high prices are linked with the internal factors. He named the fact that salaries, pensions and scholarships will be increased by an average of 15 percent in Uzbekistan from Aug.1, as well as personal rivalry of entrepreneurs, as one of the reasons.