Gov’t probe reveals price increases at building materials sellers

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A targeted probe has revealed price increases at 76% of building materials sellers, according to state secretary Tamás Schanda, reports to profitline.hu.

The probe also showed a shortage of inventories at four of ten of the building materials sellers, Schanda said.

Officials from government offices have so far inspected 327 business locations and found consumer protection violations at over 200, he added.

The probe was launched on July 7 to uncover distortions that are raising building materials prices while a two-year home renovation subsidy scheme is underway for families raising children.
 

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