In December 2018, food prices in Kazakhstan increased by 5.1% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy reported.
Last year, baked goods, cereals, meat, fish and seafood, dairy products, eggs, oils and fats, sugar, confectionery, alcohol-free and alcoholic beverages rose in price, whereas fruit and vegetables became cheaper.
Regarding cereal products, the average price of rice in December 2018, KZT 318 per kilo, was a little higher than in December 2017, KZT 291. In contrast, the price of buckwheat got much lower: KZT 247 versus KZT 316, respectively.
The average price of sugar in December last year amounted to KZT 243 per kilogram, while in December 2017, it amounted to KZT 202.
As for vegetables, the average prices in December 2018 were as follows: KZT 86 per 1 kilo of potatoes (KZT 117 in December 2017), KZT 101 (KZT 78) for green cabbage, KZT 77 (KZT 94) for onions, and KZT 98 (KZT 116) for carrots. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)