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by David Stepanyan
Within the frames of the price hike for local production eggs noticed for the last weeks, at present an egg cost 75 drams in Yerevan stores.
Not only big but also medium-sized and small eggs grew in price and became 65 and 50-55 drams respectively. Earlier they cost 60-65 drams, 50-55 and 40-45 drams respectively.
The owners of the retail stores said that the egg prices have grown as the producers themselves increased them. This looks at least strange as in summer poultry plants want to sell this perishable product for low price as soon as possible. For instance, in summer 2010 the retail price of an egg was 20-15 drams. The reasons of such a price hike may be the feed price hike and the electric power tariff growth from 30 drams up to 38 drams for a kilowatt, as a result of which the expenditure of the poultry plants for keeping their production in refrigerators has grown much. As for the State Commission for Economic Competition, it still remains silence.