The Dastarkhan Index: November 2022 results

Index for Almaty citizen – 144 servings

The Index decreased by 8 servings during the month. A significant decrease in the Index is due to price hikes for vegetables (+13.3%) and milk (+2.7%), as well as a decrease in the average wage level of Almaty residents by 3.9%. Should be noted that prices for vegetables have increased due to the end of the seasonality and due to an increase in the cost of production for milk.

Since the beginning of observations (May 2022), the Index value has decreased by 20 portions. For 7 months in Almaty, meat has risen in price by 20.7%, butter by 22.6%, and eggs by 12.2%.

According to official statistics, the Dastarkhan Index will amount to 193 servings.

Index for Astana citizen – 210 servings

Compared to the results of October, the Index decreased by 2 servings. This is due to a decrease in the average wage level in the capital by 1.0%. The cost of products for the month has not changed much.

Since the beginning of observations (May 2022), the Index has decreased by 8 servings. This was caused by the price hikes for meat (+14.4%), butter (46.3%), flour and cereals (+11.1%), as well as sugar (+18.0%).

The Index calculated according to official statistics is 205 servings.

Personal inflation

The personal inflation of Almaty resident was 1.9% (1.6% in October), and for the resident of the capital – 0.7% (0.3%). At the same time, according to official statistics, the personal inflation level is 2.7% (2.0%) for a resident of Almaty and 7.7% (1.5%) for a resident of Astana.

The cost of products in Almaty, excluding weights for cooking a set of dishes, tenge

Products  Jusan big-data    Official statistics    Difference  
meat128508879+45%
vegetables22221951+14%
sunflower oil and butter65084632+41%
eggs558460+21%
flour and cereals826905-9%
milk517486+6%
sugar497511-3%
other (yeast and tea)1839511696+57%

The cost of products in Astana, excluding weights for cooking a set of dishes, tenge

Products  Jusan big-data    Official statistics    Difference  
meat116219637+21%
vegetables13362234-40%
sunflower oil and butter43815164-15%
eggs512536-5%
flour and cereals9251090-15%
milk439388+13%
sugar525496+6%
other (yeast and tea)1434711277+27%

According to Jusan big-data, the cost of products has practically not changed during the month, while prices according to official statistics have increased significantly. This discrepancy can be explained by the slow reaction of chain stores to price changes or by taking into account the official statistics of a larger number of sellers, including small grocery stores and other more distributed intermediaries.

Interactive charts with detailed dynamics of the Dastarkhan Index, the cost of grocery basket and for products are at: https://jusananalytics.kz/en/dastarhan/.

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