Baku/01.04.22/Turan: From April 2, religious begins in connection with the entry of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. Because of this, believers will need to make changes to their diet.
How much have prices changed compared to the previous month of Ramadan? Elshan Aliyev, a resident of Baku, complained about a significant increase in prices for persimmon, butter and bread. They have risen in price by 80-90%. In general, the growth in food prices amounted to 25-30%.
The believer says that if last year his family budget for Ramadan was 500 manats, this year it will be 700-750 manats.
“A fasting person should consume healthy, satisfying food. He should take such food in the morning to withstand hunger and thirst until sunset. It is difficult to do this at current prices,” Aliyev said.
Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship Mazahir Efendiyev believes that due to Russian-Ukrainian relations, the world economy is experiencing serious problems and a rise in prices is inevitable in Azerbaijan.
“The rise in prices and inflation observed in the world also have an impact on us. However, I believe that there will be no sharp deficit and rise in prices in Azerbaijan,” the deputy said.
Economist Rashad Hasanov believes that prices have risen sharply in Azerbaijan over the past year. “Official statistics speak of a 16-17% increase in prices, but in reality prices have increased by 30%,” he said. —21B06-