Prices of staple food on the rise in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.28/ Trend R.Zamanov
Prices of 11 groups of food have risen in Iran in the week to October 19 compared to the same period of the previous year, the Mehr News Agency reported.
According to the Central Bank of Iran, there has been a rise in the price of butter, but the prices of other dairy products remained unchanged in the same week compared to the preceding week.
The price of meat also rose slightly in the same week, whilst the price of rice and sugar fell.
The Central Bank of Iran has also released a chart comparing the price of staple food in the period with the same time in the previous year.
According to the report, the price of dairy products, rice and meat rose by 17.8 per cent, 54.6 per cent and 36.7 per cent respectively, compared to the previous year.
The prices of egg, fruits, vegetables and sugar also rose by 22.4 per cent, 73.8 per cent, 86.1 per cent and 45.3 per cent respectively.