BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 5
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
Among the main observed groups of food products in Uzbekistan in December 2020, the most significant price increase was recorded for fruits and vegetables amounting to 7.3 percent, Trend reports citing the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan.
According to the committee, in 2020 the level of prices for food products in Uzbekistan increased by 15.3 percent, non-food products - by 8.8 percent, services - by 7.1 percent. The increase in prices for food and non-food products, as well as for services to the population in 2019 amounted to 18.6 percent, 10.9 percent, and 15.2 percent, respectively.
As follows from the published data, food is in the lead in the price rally. In particular, eggs increased in price over the month by 3.5 percent, fat and oil products - by 2.2 percent, dairy products - by 1.6 percent, sugar, tea, and other food products - by 1.4 percent, meat, poultry, and fish - on average by 1.2 percent. Prices in the catering sector in December increased by 1.4 percent, alcoholic beverages rose by 1.1 percent, and non-alcoholic - by 0.4 percent.
In December 2020, meat, poultry, and fish prices increased on average by 1.2 percent per month (from the beginning of the year its price increased by 18.1 percent). Over the month, pork added in price by 2.4 percent (16.4 percent), lamb - by 1.1 percent (25.6 percent), boneless beef - by 1.0 percent (21.3 percent), other beef - by 0.9 percent (21.1 percent), minced meat - by 1.2 percent (17.9 percent).
At the same time, poultry meat has risen in price over the last month of 2020 by 1.6-1.8 percent (since the beginning of the year in the range from 3.9 percent to 6.5 percent), live, fresh, chilled fish - by 2.9 percent (13.5 percent).
Among fruit and vegetable products in December 2020, prices for fresh cucumbers and bell peppers were the most pronounced over the month (1.7 times). Along with this, a decrease in prices was registered for bananas (-2.6 percent), turnips and lemons (-2.5 percent), as well as for carrots (-0.9 percent).
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