MOSCOW, February 16 – RIA Novosti. Meat processors have turned to retail chains with a request to increase purchase prices for finished products by 10-15 percent. This was reported by the Kommersant newspaper with reference to representatives of retailers.
Producers, according to the newspaper, argue their requests for the rise in prices for pork and chicken meat.
According to one of the large meat processors, currently the cost of a first category broiler carcass is 138 rubles per kilogram, while a year earlier the price was 92 rubles. The price of a kilogram of pork on the bone is about 138 rubles against 119 rubles in February 2020.
The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia explained to the publication that due to the oversaturation of the market at the beginning of the year, prices for pork and poultry meat fell, so there is no reason for meat processors to increase purchase prices.
Earlier, in December last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin drew attention to the rise in prices for sugar, sunflower oil, flour, pasta and bread. The head of state noted that this was due to a desire to adjust domestic prices to match world prices.
After that, the government announced the introduction of measures to stabilize prices: it was decided, among other things, to significantly increase the export duty on sunflower, introduce quotas on grain supplies abroad and conclude agreements to stabilize prices for sunflower oil and sugar until April.