Prices for potatoes have increased by 70% and for vegetable oil – by 64% over the past year in Kyrgyzstan, director of the State Agency for Antimonopoly Regulation Shukhrat Sabirov has announced.
According to him, price of sugar grew by 57%, meat – by 20-40%, eggs – by 34%. An increase in prices for fuel and lubricants was also registered in the last two months.
“I would like to note that prices did not rise in a month. It was a gradual growth over a period of 12-13 months. Monthly growth ranged from 3% to 5-6%. At the same time, the government decree 242 approved the rules for monitoring prices for socially significant goods. It indicates that state regulation is introduced when prices for certain goods rise by 20% or more within a month,” Shukhrat Sabirov said. (24.kg/Business World Magazine)