MOSCOW, February 24 – RIA Novosti. The indexation of waste collection for special equipment will not lead to an increase in prices for Russian products, since domestic and localized foreign manufacturers can compensate for these costs through subsidies, Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, commented to reporters.
He noted that since 2017, the industry of Russian self-propelled road construction equipment has shown an increase in shipments by 40.8%, the volume of which in 2020 amounted to 36.6 billion rubles.
“The proposed changes will not lead to an increase in prices for Russian products, since Russian manufacturers and localized foreign players have the opportunity to compensate for the costs of waste collection through industrial subsidies, and for imported equipment that has no analogues in Russia, waste collection is not applied at all,” Morozov's words in the press service of the ministry.
The deputy minister also stressed that the market for specialized equipment, including for mining, is highly competitive, and the utilization of domestic enterprises does not currently exceed 55%, which suggests a significant potential for increasing the share of domestic producers in the market.
On Wednesday, the Izvestia newspaper reported, with reference to a letter from the Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Anatoly Yanovsky to the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, that heat and electricity in Russia could rise in price due to an increase in the utilization fee for equipment for coal mining in 2021. Later, the head of the Ministry of Energy Nikolai Shulginov later denied information about the impact of an increase in the utilization fee on the cost of heat and electricity in 2021. As the Ministry of Energy explained, decisions on tariffs for heat and electricity for the population for this year have already been made, their growth due to a possible rise in the price of coal will not.