NSS: FOODSTUFF PRICES DOWN IN ARMENIA

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05:12 pm | June 30, 2010 | Official

A 0.8%-fall in consumer prices was recorded in Armenia in June, as
compared with the figures of June. Food prices (including that of
alcohol and cigarettes) showed a 1.2% fall, with a 0.9% fall in the
nonfood prices, the RA National Statistical Service reports.

Seasonal inflation fluctuations are typical of Armenia. Inflation
is generally conditioned by the agricultural season. The prices of
cucumber, bean, tomato and certain fruits, including strawberry,
watermelon and banana have gone down while the prices of orange,
apple and pear are up.

According to the NSS, the average price of eggs fell by 8.5% reaching
AMD 30 against former 50.

The official data show an increase of 2.4% in meat prices.




From: A. Papazian