Prices for social products continue to decline in Kazakhstan

Prices for social products continue to decline in Kazakhstan
Фото: gov.kz 18.06.2024 11:22 442

The current price situation of socially important food products was considered at a meeting in the Government on Saturday, 15 June, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Serik Zhumangarin, El.kz cites gov.kz.

«During the week, prices decreased for 10 types of goods: cabbage (9.7%), onions (1.3%), buckwheat groats (1.1%), chicken meat (0.6%), rice (0.4%), sunflower oil (0.4%), cones (0.2%), sugar, cottage cheese and flour (0.1% each). Overall, the overall price index for basic food products in Kazakhstan decreased by 0.1%. Decrease was noted in 11 regions, especially significant in Almaty, Pavlodar, East Kazakhstan and West Kazakhstan. Prices for oil, beef, salt and eggs remained stable», – said First Vice Minister of Trade and Integration Aizhan Bizhanova.

In the southern regions, the early harvest has already begun. According to Vice-Minister of Agriculture Yerbol Taszhurekov, early harvest of potatoes is expected to be 219,000 tonnes, cabbage - 105,000 tonnes, carrots - 32,000 tonnes, onions - 66,000 tonnes. This volume is enough to cover the needs of the population in June-July.

«To ensure direct supplies of vegetables to megacities from producers, a list of agricultural producers in Akmola, Almaty, East Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, Zhetysu, Karaganda, Pavlodar, North Kazakhstan and Turkestan regions was formed. In total, more than 900 enterprises. All data was transferred to the akimats of Astana, Almaty and Shymkent for further contracting of vegetable supplies», — said Yerbol Taszhurekov.

As a result of the meeting, Serik Zhumangarin instructed Akimats to intensify work on contracting early and autumn vegetables for the upcoming off-season.

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