Senator: a sharp rise in price of products in 2016 is not expected

Senator: a sharp rise in price of products in 2016 is not expected


The cost of consumer basket in 2016 set in the range of 10 thousand rubles, said the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on agrarian and food policy and environmental management Irina Hecht.

MOSCOW, 19 Jan. A sharp rise in food prices in Russia in 2016 should not be expected, as the country has successfully implemented a program of import substitution, said the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on agrarian and food policy and environmental management Irina Hecht.

“The peak of the price increase, which was in December of 2014 was probably the maximum. I think today’s rise in food prices will be within inflation. As was the replacement of many products domestic, we have adapted to life under sanctions. So I think that to expect any surge in not necessary”, — said Hecht in a press conference.

The cost of consumer basket in 2016 set in the range of 10 thousand rubles. Half of the basket, according to Hecht, are food. The main group are vegetables, fruits, milk, meat, fish. However, most of the basket are potatoes and bread.

The Chairman of the Agrarian party of Russia Olga Bashmachnikov said that potato consumption last year grew by 20%, pork — by 7%, poultry — by 6%. Meanwhile, the rest of the food was bought less than, for example, vegetables purchased at 10% less than in 2014.

According to research VTsIOM, 63% of respondents had to save on food. The number of Russians who buy cheap food products increased from 10 to 30% resulted data Bashmachnikov.