Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin held a meeting in the Digital Office of the Government with the participation of heads of central state bodies and akims of regions on the regulation of prices for socially important food products (NWPT). Vice-Minister of Trade and Integration Yerzhan Kaldybayev, Minister of Agriculture Yerbol Karashukeyev, Chairman of the Agency for Protection and Development of Competition Serik Zhumangarin, akims of Kyzylorda region Gulshara Abdykalikova, Nur-Sultan—Altai Kulginov and others reported on the current situation and ongoing work.
Over the past week in Kazakhstan, the overall price growth index for socially significant food products amounted to 0.0%. Due to the measures taken, for the fourth week in a row, there has been a decrease in prices for onions (-0.9%), salt (-0.4%), rice (-0.3%). There is also a decrease in prices for beef, horns and flour (-0.1%). Prices for other products are stable. The target level of financing of the “revolving scheme” in the country is provided by 97.7%. Effective work on the “reverse scheme” is noted in the cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent, Almaty, East Kazakhstan, West Kazakhstan, Kostanay, North Kazakhstan and Turkestan regions.
The low level of work remains in the Kyzylorda and Mangystau regions. Over the past week, the Agency for the Protection and Development of Competition has sent 10 notifications on the presence of signs of price collusion and abuse of dominant position to the subjects of the poultry and sugar market in Zhambyl, North Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda and Aktobe regions. 6 acts of antimonopoly compliance were concluded with manufacturers, wholesale suppliers and retail chains in Almaty, Atyrau and East Kazakhstan regions. In general, 160 acts of antimonopoly compliance have been concluded in the republic.
The Prime Minister instructed the central state and local executive bodies to continue work on stabilizing and reducing prices for socially important food products, as well as curbing the overall inflation rate within 8.5%. Akimats of the regions were instructed to provide a five-month supply of food and timely carry out interventions to prevent cases of price appreciation. The Prime Minister drew particular attention to the need to intensify the work of regional commissions to investigate intermediary schemes throughout the pricing chain.