Monitoring of prices for main food products according to “Kazagromarketing” JSC for the period from March 3 to 10, 2015 by regions:
During the reporting period tomatoes grew in Shymkent by 14% from 350 to 400 tenge/kg and in Astana by 12% from 542 to 606 tenge/kg. The increase in the supply of more expensive imported products and increase in wholesale prices in Shymkent by 18% from 280 to 330 tenge/kg and in Astana by 11% from 450 to 500 tenge/kg led to a rise in the cost of products.
Grapes rose in Shymkent by 20% from 500 to 600 tenge/kg. The decline of product in the sale led to its rise in price, wholesale prices remained at the level of 450 tenge/kg. In Astana grapes rose by 17% from 600 to 701 tenge/kg. The rise in prices is associated with an increase in sales of more expensive imported grape varieties and an increase in wholesale prices by 10% from 450 to 497 tenge/kg.
The increase in wholesale prices of products by suppliers by 25% from 280 to 350 tenge/kg led to a rise in price of cucumbers in Shymkent by 29% from 350 to 450 tenge/kg.
Carrot has risen in Astana by 11% from 84 to 93 tenge/kg. The reason is increase in wholesale prices of products by suppliers by 7% from 70 to 75 tenge/kg.
Pepper in Ust-Kamenogorsk has increased in price by 10% from 658 to 726 tenge/kg. The increase in wholesale prices by suppliers by 6% from 590 to 625 tenge/kg led to a rise in price of pepper.
Tangerines in Almaty grew by 14% from 288 to 329 tenge/kg, which is associated with an increase in the supply of more expensive Moroccan tangerines. Wholesale prices for the week increased by 9% from 262 to 285 tenge/kg.
For the rest of significant food price fluctuations (over 10%) were 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