YEREVAN, October 1. /ARKA/. Gurgen Martirosyan, the chief of the National Statistical Service’s prices division, explaining today at a news conference price hikes at Armenia’s egg market said that they were triggered by a drop in domestic output.
“You have probably heard that some fall in the domestic output is seen, though I have no particular figures,” he said.
He said that egg prices have climbed 38% since December 2012. At the same time, he pointed out some decrease in egg prices in the last ten days of September.
However, as a whole, a 9.4-percent price hike was recorded in September, compared with August.
The National Statistical Service says ten eggs in Yerevan cost about 720 drams ($1.7) in August 2013 against 543 drams ($1.3) in August 2012. In some shops in Yerevan the price for 10 eggs reaches 800 drams (1.97).
According to official statistical reports, foods in Armenia became 0.5% cheaper in September than in August mainly due to 7.3%-22% decrease in prices for fruits, vegetables and potatoes. ----0----