Lower prices for set of major food products has occurred in Russia in August 2017. According to Rosstat, the cost of the minimum food basket in August, the national average amounted to 3839,9 ruble and compared with the previous month decreased by 5.6%.
In August 2017 in Russia there was a decline in prices for set of major food products, the newspaper «Izvestia».
According to Rosstat, the cost of the minimum food basket in August, the average in Russia amounted to 3839,9 ruble and compared with the previous month decreased by 5.6%. The kit is cheaper for the second month in a row. By the end of July it cost 4066,8 rubles, which is 3.9% less than in June. And since the beginning of the year set rose by 4.1%.
The minimum set of food includes meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, bread, vegetables, apples, cereals, tea, sweets, sugar and salt — just 33 names.
The Ministry of agriculture said that the reason for the decrease in the cost of consumer basket is falling of the prices for certain types of fruits and vegetables, due to entering the market of new crop products. In addition, the high saturation of markets has resulted in lower prices for meat, cereals, sugar, dairy products.