About two weeks ago chicken disappeared from the markets and counters of Turkmenistan’s stores.
Chicken was sold at 13 manats per kilo in state-run stores, whereas now it is not available at all, according to correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan”. In privately-owned stores chicken cost 20 manats per kilo. However, following the deficit the price increased up to 23 manats.
It should be highlighted that due to affordable prices chicken was one of the main food products in the diet of Turkmen residents. The minimum price for fish and meat was 20 manats per kilo and above.
People fear that when the sale of chicken is resumed in state-run stores, prices will be higher than before.