According to the results of five months of 2021, the largest increase in food prices was recorded in Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Turkestan region. Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakhyt Sultanov announced this at a meeting of the Government.
In the reporting period, the highest growth in prices for socially significant food products was recorded in the Turkestan region - 9.4%, Nur-Sultan - 8.5% and Almaty - 6.0%. The smallest price increase is observed in the West Kazakhstan region - 5,7%, Akmola region - 5.6% and Karaganda region - 5.2%," Sultanov said.
The Minister noted that since the beginning of the year, prices for socially significant food products have grown by 6.3%, six commodity items contributed 84% of growth to this figure.
These are vegetables, for which there is an increase in prices in the off-season, as well as import-dependent products - sugar, buckwheat groats - and goods with high export demand - sunflower oil. In annual terms, prices increased by 11.8%," Sultanov summed up.
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