Kazakhstan has seen a 7% growth of food staples prices since the beginning of this year, Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov said at the session of the government on July 11.
“According to official statistics, food staples prices have increased by 7% since the beginning of 2017,” said Minister Suleimenov adding that inflation made up 3.7% in January-June.
Food products prices have increased by 5.1% (in June by 0.7%), non-food products prices by 3% (0.4%) and paid services – by 2.8% (0.1%). Since the beginning of the year, onion prices have grown by 81.1%, potato prices by 74.9%, cabbage prices by 61.2%, carrot prices by 38.1% and beef prices by 10.7%. Prices on eggs, sunflower oil and sugar, on the contrary, have decreased by 26.9%, 7.6% and 1.3% respectively. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)
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