Prices in Turkmenistan Continue to Increase
On July 13, beef prices in Turkmenistan rose by 18 – 40 manat per kilo (6,20 - 13,90 USD). Ashgabat’s authorities warned meat vendors about liability for violating pricing policies, and the vendors stopped selling instead of decreasing the prices. Meat also disappeared in rural areas, where authorities tried to force vendors to keep the prices down. The vendors shut their shops and sold meat on the black market for higher prices.
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