While the Ministry of Commerce carried out inspections for exorbitant price increases in markets, markets, bazaars and wholesale markets in 81 provinces, 1674 thousand 22 products were examined on the basis of 535 enterprises in the last week.
According to the statement made by the Ministry, price developments in the market, especially food and basic necessities, are closely monitored.
As a result of citizen applications submitted to the Ministry of Commerce and ex officio studies, inspections were carried out with the participation of the Ministry's provincial directorates and the Inspection Department in the markets, marketplaces, bazaars and wholesalers in 81 provinces in order to detect price increases in food and basic needs products that do not match the supply-demand balance without damaging the free market economy. .
In this context, 1674 thousand 22 products were inspected by the Ministry on the basis of 535 enterprises in the last week alone.
The findings obtained as a result of the inspection will be evaluated by the Unfair Price Evaluation Board and administrative fines from 10 thousand 911 lira to 100 thousand 910 lira for those who are determined to have an unfair price increase after the defenses of the companies, and from 54 to 555 thousand 545 lira for those who are determined to engage in stocking activities. will be applied.
495 companies were fined 15,5 million TL in total
On the other hand, the Ministry of Commerce coordination of Justice, Treasury and Finance, Industry and Technology of Agriculture and Forestry ministries, Turkey Chambers and Stock Exchanges Union (TOBB), Turkey Tradesmen and Artisans Confederation (TESK) producer and consumer organizations and representatives, consisting of retail industry representatives Unfair Price At the meeting of the Evaluation Board held yesterday, it was decided to impose an administrative fine of 120 million 3 thousand TL on 595 companies.
The Board decided to impose an administrative fine of 3 million 386 thousand TL in total to 495 companies, which were considered to have made an exorbitant price increase in food and basic necessities.
As a result of the inspections, it was determined that there was an exorbitant price increase mostly in vegetable and fruit and basic food products such as sunflower oil, chicken, eggs and flour.
Inspections will continue uninterrupted
With the call made by the Ministry, audits for the producers of basic consumer goods in 81 provinces, especially in places where sales are made, such as retail sector, market places, wholesale markets, markets, as well as products with exorbitant prices, Treasury and Finance, Agriculture and Forestry under the coordination of the Ministry of Commerce. It will be carried out by the inspection and inspection teams of the ministries of Industry and Technology and the police organization in municipalities, without harming the free market economy from today.
In order to closely monitor exorbitant price increases and stocking activities, inspections will continue uninterruptedly under the coordination of the Ministry of Commerce.