MOSCOW, April 7 – RIA Novosti. From March 30 to April 5, potatoes and carrots in Russia continued to rise in price, albeit at a slightly slower pace than a week earlier, in turn, cucumbers and tomatoes fell in price again, according to Rosstat data.
“Prices for fruits and vegetables on average did not change. At the same time, prices went up: carrots – by 2.8%, potatoes – by 2.5%, white cabbage – by 2%, onions – by 1.5%. Prices for tomatoes decreased by 2.2%, cucumbers – by 2%, apples – by 0.1%, “the statistics department said.
A week earlier, from March 23 to March 29, potatoes rose in price by 2.6%, carrots – by 3.1%. Then onions went up in price by 1.5%, white cabbage – by 1.8%, apples – by 0.2%, cucumbers fell in price by 5.4%, tomatoes – by 2%. In general, fruits and vegetables in the previous week on average became cheaper by 0.2%.
In turn, from March 30 to April 5, prices increased for margarine (by 0.6%), lamb, cookies (by 0.5%), beef, chocolates (by 0.4%), semi-smoked and cooked smoked sausage , sausages, small sausages, milk (by 0.2%), boiled sausage, frozen fish, butter, vegetable and fruit and berry canned food for baby food, vodka, salt, dinners in canteens, cafes, snack bars (by 0.1% ).
Prices for canned meat for baby food decreased by 0.3%, sour cream – by 0.2%, fat cottage cheese – by 0.1%. Prices for pork, canned meat, powdered infant formula, rennet cheeses, black tea and caramel remained unchanged.
“Prices for chicken eggs on average in the country increased by 2.1%, including in 35 constituent entities of the Russian Federation – by 0.1-1.9%, in 34 constituent entities – by 2-4%, in 12 constituent entities – by 4.1-7.9% “, – said in the statement of the statistical department. In four regions, prices have not changed. A week earlier, from March 23 to March 29, eggs rose in price by 1.3%. The rise in prices by April 5 from the beginning of the year amounted to 9%.
Chicken meat in Russia has risen in price by 0.4% against 0.5% a week earlier, including in 42 regions – by 0.1-1%, in 13 – by 1.1-4.8%. In 12 regions prices have not changed, in 18 regions they have decreased by 0.1-1.9%. From the beginning of the year to April 5, chicken meat has risen in price by 14.6%.
In turn, sugar prices for the reporting period increased by 0.5%, as in the previous week. In 31 regions, the cost increased by 0.1-0.7%, in 18 subjects – by 0.8-1.4%, in 11 – by 1.5-5.3%. In 13 regions, prices have not changed, in 12 – they have decreased by 0.1-0.8%. As of April 5, sugar prices are at the same level as at the end of December.
“On average, sunflower oil in Russia has risen in price by 0.5%. In 44 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, prices increased by 0.1-1%, in 13 constituent entities – by 1.1-3%,” adds Rosstat. In 14 regions, prices have not changed, in 14 regions they have decreased by 0.1-2%. From March 23 to March 29, oil rose in price by 0.4%, the increase in prices since the beginning of the year was 1.8%.
Wheat flour from March 30 to April 5 increased in price by 0.2%, while a week earlier the price increase was 0.6%. Bread made of rye and rye-wheat flour in the reporting week rose in price by 0.3% (against 0.1% a week earlier), pasta made from premium wheat flour – by 0.2% (as in the previous week), vermicelli – by 0.3% (versus 0.2%).
Prices for bread and bakery products made from 1st and 2nd grade wheat flour increased by 0.3% (as in the previous week). Rice rose in price by 0.1% (from March 23 to March 29 it increased in price by 0.3%), buckwheat – by 0.7% (against 0.3%), prices for millet decreased by 0.4% ( for the previous period – by 0.1%).