Correspondents of Chronicles of Turkmenistan report that eggs have not been available on the counters of Ashgabat staterun stores for a month.
The eggs produced by the association Gush toplumy are being sold only in privatelyowned retail outlets. The Bereketli bazaar located at the residential district of Parakhat7 is selling eggs at 80 tenge per piece in packs of 30 pieces. No restrictions as to the volumes sold apply.
Due to quite affordable price compared to other groceries eggs used to be the food which was in the highest demand among residents. The staterun stores sold eggs at 33 tenge per piece and the price subsequently increased to 50 tenge.
However, it now hits hard in the pocket of households with medium income to buy eggs at 80 tenge per piece. Freerange eggs brought from the neighbouring villages are sold at Ashgabat markets at 1 to 1,20 manats per piece.
It should be emphasized that despite the assurances of the authorities that Turkmenistan produces a sufficient volume of eggs to meet the residents' demand, the country has been experiencing a deficit of eggs for many months.
At the video conference held on 19 August President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov reiterated that ensuring food abundance domestically is one of the key aspects of the state policy.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan