Monitoring of prices for main food products according to “Kazagromarketing” JSC for the period from February 17 to 24, 2015 by regions.
In the line of fruit and vegetable products there were the following changes of prices:
– Grape rose in Shymkent by 11% from 450 to 500 tenge/kg, in Aktau by 11% from 540 to 600 tenge/kg, in Astana by 10% from 831 to 911 tenge/kg;
– Cucumbers rose in Atyrau by 14% from 380 to 435 tenge/kg, in Ust-Kamenogorsk by 14% from 502 to 573 tenge/kg;
– Pepper went up in price by 14% from 689 to 788 tenge/kg in Astana.
The products rose due to reduction of supplies and increase of wholesale prices.
Mandarins came down by 22% in Almaty from 344 to 270 tenge/kg and in Atyrau by 14% from 416 to 359 tenge/kg. the reason is increase of supplies of cheaper Pakistan mandarins.
Price for pike in Astana decreased by 10% from 500 to 450 tenge/kg due to fall of wholesale prices by suppliers by 12% from 425 to 375 tenge/kg.
For the rest food a significant price fluctuation (over 10%) was not observed. “Kazagromarketing” JSC on a weekly basis (Tuesday) monitors prices on 66 kinds of food in all regional centers and cities of Astana and Almaty.
We remind that price monitoring is implemented by the company from 2003. From 2008 – based on “Methods of price monitoring for main food products and fuel in regional centers and Astana and Almaty cities” approved by the joint order of the Ministry of industry and trade and the Ministry of agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. These Methods are agreed with the Agency of RK for statistics.
The Company carries out collection of price statistics on the following directions:
Weekly retail prices for food products on the markets of Kazakhstan cities
Weekly wholesale prices for food products on the markets of Kazakhstan cities
Weekly changes of retail prices for food products on the markets of Kazakhstan cities
Weekly prices for fuel
Weekly prices for grains
Tariffs for mills and elevators services
Weekly prices for live cattle
Comparison of retail and wholesale prices food products on the markets of Kazakhstan cities
Weekly average selling prices at the gates of agricultural products
Change of average selling prices at the gates of agricultural products for week, %
Prices at external markets (Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, China)
World prices for agricultural products