MOSCOW, March 16 – RIA Novosti. Prices for wheat, potatoes and other vegetables may rise due to an increase in the utilization fee for agricultural machinery. The interviewed experts told Izvestia about this. “For example, according to the new rules, the waste collection for powerful tractors will increase from about 800 thousand rubles to three million (10-15% of the price of the tractor itself),” said Alexander Altynov, chairman of the board of the Askhod Association …
According to him, as a result of this, wheat, potatoes and other vegetables will rise in price by 1.5 percent.
Dmitry Rylko, Director General of the Institute for Agrarian Market Studies, in turn, estimated the growth of production costs at two to three percent.
Izvestia reminds that earlier the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to increase the utilization fee for cars and special equipment in 2021. The corresponding draft government decrees were published on the portal of regulatory legal acts. They proposed to increase the collection rates for special equipment by two to four times.
The Ministry of Agriculture told the publication that the draft changes and its financial and economic justification were not submitted to the department. At the same time, the ministry noted that they are being approached by industry unions and associations, stating that the adoption of this document may lead to an increase in the cost of agricultural machinery.