The Antimonopoly Committee commented on the sharp rise in the price of a loaf of bread
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The Antimonopoly Committee conducted an operational study on prices for a loaf of bread in the regions of Uzbekistan. It turned out that the highest price for this product was set in Tashkent - 2,800 soums, the lowest in Kashkadarya region - 1,650 soums, and the average price in the country - 2,250 soums.
It is noted that since June of this year, flour products have been put up for exchange in sufficient quantities, and this process is under constant control.
“There is a stock of flour products in the republic, and the necessary amount of flour will be put up for sale in order to avoid a sharp rise in prices,” the report says.
In particular, in June of this year, 170,000 tons of flour are planned to be put up on the stock exchange in order to create equal conditions for each producer of bread in small batches (3 tons). As of 1 June of this year, more than 50.5 thousand tons of flour have been harvested, and as of August, enterprises have the necessary grain reserves for flour production.
“The introduction of a market mechanism for the sale of flour products is a step in the interests of producers and consumers of the republic, primarily in the interests of wheat producers and farmers, producers and consumers,” the Antimonopoly Committee said.
In this regard, bread producers and sellers, as well as the public, were asked not to worry about this, not to create artificial excitement, based on unfounded information disseminated on social networks.
“Dear consumers! If you observe an artificial shortage in the market and a sharp increase in prices, call the hotline of the Antimonopoly Committee (71-207-47-00), the Call Center of the Consumer Rights Protection Agency under the Committee (1159) or the information service of the Committee (71) 207-47 -00 (ext. 224),” the committee concluded.