In Russia, there is an increase in the prices of certain products in retail chains, but in general the situation with the prices of the main types of products is quite stable. This was announced by the head of the Ministry of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev, reports from RIA Novosti.
"There is a certain increase in the prices of retail chains for selected merchandise: poultry, sugar, eggs, and fruits and vegetables," he said during the Green Week's exhibition of agri-food products and products. At the same time, the minister emphasized that there was not a sharp increase in prices among the producers.
By the end of 2018, inflation in Russia was 4.3 percent (against 2.5 percent the previous year). The increase in food prices in 2018 was 4.7 percent, the most expensive were sugar (28.3 percent) and eggs (25.9 percent).
In mid-January, Dmitry Vostrikov, executive director of the "Rusprodsoyuz" Food Producers and Suppliers Association, warned about the increase in food prices. According to him, the increase in the VAT will affect not only the sale prices, but also the cost of raw materials, packaging and equipment.