Minister Delegate in charge of Budget, Fouzi Lekjaa, said on Thursday that cereals, energy products and imported commodities are available.
Speaking at a press briefing following the weekly Cabinet meeting, Lekjaa provided data on the status of these products in light of the economic situation marked by the health crisis.
He also spoke of the measures taken to protect the purchasing power of citizens, confirming the availability of cereals, energy products and imported commodities.
Recalling that price hikes are spurred by increased transportation costs of goods, Lekjaa said that dealing with this crisis requires continuous efforts to ensure the availability of all products for all citizens.
Controlling the inflation rate and keeping it at check requires tax and monetary policies based on daily monitoring, he said. The inflation rate reached 4.1% by the end of April, while inflation rates in the countries of the region range between 6.5% and 7% against 6.1% in Europe, Lekjaa concluded.