Cereals grew in price by more than 4 percent over the month in the rice-growing region of the country

According to the statistics department of Kyzylorda region, food prices rose by 0.4 percent over the past month, non-food products increased by 0.2 percent, tariffs for paid services remained at the level of the previous month.

In the group of food products in May, statisticians fixed an increase in prices for rice – by 4.2 percent. It should be noted, as previously reported “KazakhZerno.kz” NA, rice yield is growing in the region. And in 2017, for the first time in the history of the region, farmers harvested half a million tons of rice.

The average price of rice in May 2019 across Kazakhstan, according to the Committee on Statistics, amounted to 337 tenge per kilogram against 290 tenge in May 2018.

Over the past month, prices for flour in the region increased by 3.8 percent, pasta – by 1.8 percent, cereals – by 1.6 percent, beef, fresh fruit, baby food – 1.5 percent each, and pork – by 1.4 percent, non-alcoholic beverages – by 0.9 percent, bread – by 0.2 percent.

Statisticians fixed a reduction in prices for fresh vegetables by 6.5 percent, eggs – by 2.6 percent, raw milk – by 1.7 percent.

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