ArmInfo. Artak Shaboyan, Chairman of the State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition (SCPEC), called the rise in price of a number of products in the Armenian market justified. Artak Shaboyan stated this on November 5, stressing that the monitoring conducted by the Commission did not reveal any manifestations of unfair competition. "The market of oil, eggs and gasoline is constantly in the center of attention of the State Commission," he assured.
According to Shaboyan, oil prices have been rising periodically since September last year. The rise in prices was 80% - from 2,480 AMD to 4,500 AMD. Nevertheless, as pointed out by the expert, the rise in price is due to trends in the world market.
Since August this year, there has been an increase in prices in the gasoline market. In September, gasoline went up by 20 AMD, then by another 10 AMD, thereby fixing a 7-8% increase. The Commission explains this phenomenon mainly by the increase in purchase prices (large companies - Flash, CIPs Oil, Max Petrol gasoline buy from Rosneft, editor's notes).
Meanwhile, the increase in the price of eggs, according to Artak Shaboyan, is associated with seasonal demand. At the same time, he does not agree that the prices for the goods have grown strongly. As he pointed out, we are talking about a rise in price by 5-6 AMD, but not more than that. "Traditionally, at the end of each year there is an increase in seasonal demand for eggs, and at this time local producers either increase production volumes or import products, but this year the import has been somewhat delayed, but according to our information, at the moment the products are imported, Therefore, there is no cause for concern. "This problem will soon be resolved," he said.
Note that in recent months, prices for meat, dairy products, eggs and gasoline have sharply increased in Armenia. As the plenipotentiary structures of the country claim, the reason for the increase in the prices for meat is exports, and for butter - fluctuations in the world market of dairy products.
Note that according to the National Statistical Service, the average price for 1 kg of beef in August in the capital of Armenia was about 2100 AMD, and mutton - about 2200 AMD. The increase in prices for pork was more tangible - 2,600 AMD. Thus, if the price of beef increased by about 200 drams, the rise in prices for pork amounted to 800 AMD. The price of 1 kg of Ankor oil last month was 4450 AMD, today it costs 4510 AMD. The same cannot be said for "New Zealand" oil, because instead of 4,490 drams for last month it now costs 4,430 AMD. So, oil <New Zealand> has fallen in price by 60 AMD. Eggs from the 60 AMD mark reached the price of 90 AMD. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia informs that in the pre-New Year holidays there is no shortage of eggs in the republic. Moreover, in the near future, the previous prices for this product will be restored.