YEREVAN, March 10. /ARKA/. The Armenian Consumers Association will demand the State Commission for Protection of Economic Competition to explain causes of price hikes at flower markets in the country ahead of the Women's Day, Armen Poghosyan, the head of the Association said Monday at a news conference.
«Even the price for the most modest bunch, which cost 100 drams before, leapt to 600 drams, and those flowers which cost 300 to 400 drams each were sold at 1,500 drams these days,» he said.
Poghosyan said that if the price hike was due to their shortage, then concerned people had to do whatever necessary to increase flower imports.
The head of the Association expressed suspicion that prices surged artificially, given a high demand for flowers in this holiday. He said the antitrust agency should make every effort to prevent a new price hike by April 7, the Day of Maternity and Beauty. ($1 – AMD 414.54). -0---