FOM: 50% of Russians noticed an increase in meat prices over the past month

Every second Russian (50%) has noticed an increase in prices for meat and poultry over the past month, should from the results of a survey by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM). The survey was conducted from October 6 to October 8 among 1,500 respondents in 104 localities in Russia in 53 regions.

The share of Russians who notice an increase in prices for meat and poultry has been consistently growing since July of this year (then the share of such respondents was 32%).

When asked which main products prices have increased significantly over the past month, respondents also most often named fish and seafood (33%), bread and milk (29% each), as well as eggs and sugar (28% each). Every fourth Russian noticed an increase in prices for vegetables (22%), vegetable oil (19%) and cereals (18%).

Among non-food products, the price of gasoline has increased the most – 45% of respondents think so (last week the share of such answers was 49%). By data Rosstat as of October 9, since the beginning of the year, gasoline prices have increased by 9.01%, and over the past week they decreased by 0.7%.

In early August, Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev expressed the opinion is that meat prices will begin to decline by the beginning of September against the backdrop of increased production. He noted that the price increase is due to seasonality. According to him, this happens from year to year. According to Rosstat, for the week from October 3 to October 9, prices for chicken and pork meat continued to rise – by 1.26% and 0.31%, respectively, compared to last week. Since the beginning of the year, prices for these products have increased by 26.39% and 10.4%, respectively.

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