Review of price fluctuations for groceries and other merchandise

“Chronicles of Turkmenistan” continues to monitor price fluctuations at Ashgabat grocery markets.

After the summer set in, prices for vegetables saw a considerable decrease: by 34,5% from March to June and by 51% since the start of the year.

The price for potatoes went up from 4 to 4,8 manats (+20%).

The price for cucumbers and tomatoes dropped down from 7 and 8 to 3 and 6 manats respectively (-57% and -25%).

The price for aubergines plummeted from 10 to 2,5 manats (-75%).

The price for bell pepper plummeted from 10 to 3 manats (-70%).

The price for beets slightly increased from 1,8 to 2 manats.

The price for carrots went up from 2 to 3 manats (+50%).

Onions saw a price decrease from 3 to 1,8 manats (-40%).

In the course of three months prices for fruit have increased by 10% on average. The markets as well as state-run stores are still selling apples, pears, oranges and kiwi at reduced prices.

The price for bananas saw a sharp decrease from 22 to 9 manats (-59%).

The price for green and red apples (produced in Iran) soared from 8 to 15 manats (+87,5%).

The price for green and red apples (produced in Turkey) went down from 22 to 20 manats (-9%).

Oranges saw a price hike from 9 to 14 manats (+55,5%).

The price for kiwi increased from 9 to 16 manats (+77,8%).

The price for pears went up from 10 to 12 manats (+20%).

Watermelons and melons are now being sold at the markets at the price of 1,5 and 3 manats respectively.

The price for canned goods increased by 10%.

The price for “RITA” canned pineapples went up from 24 to 25 manats (+4%).

“RITA” green peas saw a slight price increase from 12 to 13 manats (+8,5%).

The price for “Rita” canned corn went up from 13 to 14 manats (+8%).

“Makareno” (370 ml) olives still cost 17.00 manats.

The price for “Rita” canned champignons increased from 20 to 21 manats (+5%).

Condensed milk is still sold at 12 manats.

The price for canned sprats in oil (190 g) went up from 16 to 20 manats (+25%).

The price for pickled cucumbers (Turkmenistan, 0,72 l) has not changed and still costs 6 manats.

Prices for cereals and pasta remain the same.

The price for Russian-made pasta has remained the same and is sold at 9 manats.

The price for a kilo of Turkmenistan-made pasta dropped down from 5 to 4 manats (-20%).

The price for a 500-gram pack of “Ankara” pasta still costs 16 manats.

The price for peas has not changed and is sold at 9 manats.

Buckwheat has not seen any price fluctuation and is available at the price of 9 manats.

The price for moong dal went up from 12 to 13 manats (+8,3%).

Local rice (grown in Dashoguz) saw a price drop from 11 to 9 manats.

The price for red beans decreased from 23 to 20 manats (-13%).

The price for semolina increased from 7 to 9 manats (+28,5%).

The price for cheese has not changed considerably.

The price for “Gouda” cheese went down from 72 to 70 manats (-2,8%).

The price for “Viola” cheese spread (150 grams) soared from 14 to 29 manats (+107%).

The price for cheese “Cheese dynasty” went down from 180 to 150 manats (-17%).

The price for“Russian cheese” increased from 120 to 130 manats (+8,3%).

Processed cheese “Viola” (150 grams) saw a price drop from 18 to 14 manats (-22%).

The price for “Black prince” cheese has remained unchanged and is sold at 180 manats.

Over the past three months prices for flour saw a slight growth of 2%.

The price for a kilo of Kazakhstan-produced flour went up from 6 to 7 manats (+16,6%).

A kilo of Turkmenistan-produced flour (premium grade) still costs 3 manats.

The price for a kilo of Russian flour went up from 7 to 8 manats (+14,3%).

The price for a 1 kilo pack of “UNO” flour slightly dropped down from 10 to 9,6 manats (-4%).

The price for a 2-kilo pack of “NUR” flour went down from 19 to 18 manats (-5,2%).

A 5 kilo sack of “Pioneer” flour still costs 50 manats.

The price for a 2 kilo pack of “Tsar” flour has remained the same and still costs 18 manats.

Prices for vegetable oil saw an average decrease of approximately 5,5%.

The price for a 1 liter bottle of “Oleina”oil went up from 11 to 13 manats (+18%).

The price for a 1 liter bottle of “Rossiyanka” oil increased from 12 to 13 manats (+8,3%).

The price for a 5 liter bottle of “Oleina”oil went up from 55 to 60 manats (+9%).

Vegetable oil on tap still costs 8 manats.

The price for “Saratov”margarine produced in Russia (150 grams) saw a price drop from from 2 to 2.5 manats (-22%).

The price for “President” butter (82%, 200g) has remained the same and is sold at 34 manats.

Prices for dairy products remain unchanged.

Sour cream “Elin” (500 g) is still sold at 7 manats.

The price for “Gaýmak” ayran (1 liter) went up from 5.5 to 6 manats (+9%).

The price for 1% “Garpalyk” butter milk (1 liter) dropped down from 8 to 7 manats (-2,5%).

The price for “Dorag 9%” curd (250 grams) went down from 7 to 5 manats (-28,5%).

The price for “TekSut” milk (1 liter) increased from 13 to 15 manats (+15,4%).

The price for “Nestle” milk (1 liter) went up from 13 to 15 manats (+15,4%).

Home-made milk (1.5 liters) still costs 6 manats.

Over the course of three months the price for meat went up by approximately 6%.

The price for boned beef dropped down from 22 to 20 manats (-9%).

The price for a leg of lamb has remained stable at 25 manats.

The price for minced meat (grade 2) has remained the same and costs 22 manats.

The priceminced meat (grade 1) went down from 30 to 28 manats (-6,6%).

The price for chicken dropped down from 15 to 13 manats (-13,3%).

The price for chicken drumsticks increased from 8 to 10 manats (+25%).

Coffee saw a price hike of 2% over the course of three months.

“MacCofee” (20 grams) still costs 2 manats.

The price for “Jacobs” coffee (1,8 g) remained unchanged at 2 manats.

The price for a 190 gram pack of “Jacobs” coffee dropped down from 70 to 68 manats (-2,8%).

The price for a 100 gram jar of “Nescafe” coffee increased from 43 to 46 manats (+7%).

The price for “Carte noire” coffee (95 grams) has remained unchanged at 40 manats.

The price for “CoffeeCreme” coffee (100 grams) dropped down from 50 to 49 manats (-2%).

The price for “Moscow” coffee (90 grams) decreased from 32 to 28 manats (-12,5%).

Soft drinks saw a price hike of 8%, whereas prices for alcoholic beverages went down by an average of 1,5%.

Tea beverage “Akdaş” (5 liters) still costs 2 manats.

The price for “Goşa Çynar” drink (5 liters) has remained unchanged at 4 manats.

The price for a 1,5 liter bottle of “Tolkun” sparkling drinkwent up from 3 to 3,5 manats (+16,6%).

A 1 liter bottle of “Jos” juice still costs 8 manats.

The price for “Ecil” juice (1 liter) went up from 10 to 11 manats (+10%).

The price for a 0,5 liter bottle of “Lipton” iced tea (Turkmenistan-made) went up from 2,2 to 2,5 manats (+13,6%).

The price for a 1 liter bottle of sugar-free Coca-cola soared from 10 to 15 manats (+50%).

The price for standard Coca-Cola (1 liter) increased from 20 to 25 manats (+25%).

The price for a 0,5 liter bottle for“Arassa” vodka (white label) dropped down from 32 to 24 manats (-25%).

The price for a 0,5 liter bottle for“Arassa” vodka (yellow label) went down from 25 to 24 manats (-4%).

A 1 liter bottle of “TurkmenKonyagy” cognac is still sold at 45 manats.

The price for a 1 liter bottle of “Garagebewul”cognac increased from 45 to 50 manats (+11%).

The price for a 0,7 liter bottle of “Kagor” wine went up from 20 to 22 manats(+10%).

The price for a 0,5 liter bottle of “Berk” beer decreased from 11 to 10 manats (-9%).

“Zip” beer (0,5 l ) is still sold at 8 manats.

“Zip” beer (5 liters) still costs 16 manats.

“Berk” beer (5 liters) is still available at 18 manats.

The prices for household appliances have remained unchanged.

The price for Toshiba Stor.E Basic 1TB external hard drive has remained stable at 980 manats.

The price for Samsung J5 Prime 2016 smartphone remains unchanged at 3300 manats.

The price for Samsung Galaxy TABA tablet (Model: SMT285) dropped down from 2580 to 2500 manats (-3%).

The price for LG Smart TV 43 (Model: 43LF631) dropped down from 6100 to 6050 manats (-0,8%).

DVD-player LG (Model: DP132H) still costs 680 manats.

Samsung vacuum cleaner (Model: VCC4520S3R) still costs 1150 manats.

The price for WiFiTP-Link router (Model: TD-W8968) has remained unchanged and is sold at 480 manats.

The price for LG 5 KG washing machine (model: F0J5LN3W) went down from 5900 to 5700 manats (-3,4%).

Miscellaneous

The price for chicken eggs in state-run stores soared from 0,33 to 0,45 manats (+36,3%). In privately-owned shops they are still sold at 0,70 manats.

The price for lemons increased from 3 to 4 manats (+33,3%).

“NUR” mayo (1000 ml) still costs 17 manats.

The price for “Moscow” mayo (800 ml) went down from 24 to 23 manats (-4%).

The price for “Provansal” mayo (800 ml) increased from 21 to 22 manats (+4,8%).

The price for sugar in state-run stored increased from 7 to 8 manats (+14,3%). In privately-owned retail outlets it also saw an increase of 11%, from 9 to 10 manats.

“HomePlus” detergent still costs 8 manats.

“Shauma” shampoo (380 ml) is still available at 37 manats.

Daily feminine hygiene products “Molped” (40 pcs) are still sold at 27 manats.

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