Medvedev assessed the contribution of anti-Turkish sanctions to inflation of 0.5 PP.


Moscow. December 9. The imposition of sanctions against Turkey may add to inflation no more than 0.5 percentage points (PP), said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

“In relation to the situation of Turkish market and Turkish supplies, to put it bluntly, this is not a very large amount of supplies. We wondered what it could lead. And, according to analysts, it is estimated can add in inflation of 0.2%, or from 0.2% to 0.5%,” – said he in an interview with Russian TV channels on Wednesday.

“In principle, it is quite a bit. Moreover, such fluctuations are associated with completely different processes that exist in the food market. Therefore, the surge in prices on this occasion will not be”, – stressed the head of the Cabinet of Ministers.

According to him, the state has control over what the providers of food, because the imposition of sanctions is always a very good excuse to raise prices. “Nothing is closed, – I notice that our sanctions against Turkey, tomatoes, as they say, don’t act, they will be entered from January 1 – if prices are rising, it is only as a result of price collusion,” said Medvedev.

“And here’s hands must beat both the authorities and law enforcement agencies. And we’ll have to watch that,” promised the Premier. He believes that because of the decisions by Turkey is nothing fundamental in the Russian food market will not happen.