The Ministry of agriculture does not observe a significant increase in prices for meat products in Russia


MOSCOW, August 17. /TASS/. The agriculture Ministry is watching in 2018 significant growth in meat prices, including pork, to Russia. This is stated in the message Ministry.

“This year, producer prices for meat, including pork, grew significantly,” – said the Agency.

The Ministry of agriculture also said that in the past two years, prices for meat products have steadily decreased owing to the sufficient volume of supply on the market, mainly of domestic production. While in the spring – summer period is traditionally marked upward trend in the domestic producer price that is associated with the seasonal increase in meat consumption in the consumer sector (the”barbecue season”). According to the Ministry of agriculture on August 16, 2018 the weighted average prices of agricultural producers are at the level of the same period last year to beef up the pork (2.5%) and poultry (3.1%).

At the same time, the Ministry of agriculture recalled that domestic prices of agri-food market is affected imports of agricultural products, including meat. “With the growth of the exchange rate the price in ruble terms increased, which also affects the price policy of the Russian manufacturers”, – noted in the Ministry.

Earlier it became known that the national Union of meat processors (NCM) asked the Vice-Prime Minister of Russia Alexey Gordeev to recommend retailers to pass on higher prices for the products of processed meat, including sausages and semi-finished products, and to regulate the pricing of raw meat. Such treatment is associated with a significant increase in prices for products in connection with import restrictions, noted in the HCM. The Secretariat Gordeev reported that preparing instructions to the relevant departments to understand the situation.

On Friday the Ministry of agriculture also reported that the Ministry weekly to monitor the situation on food market, including the market of meat and meat products. In 2018, the trend of growth in this sector. In the first six months production of livestock and poultry for slaughter (in live weight) in farms of all categories increased by 4.2% and amounted to 6.8 million tons, including pigs – by 8.2%, to 2.2 million tonnes. “At present, the market supply of meat sufficient. The Russian Federation fully secured pork”, – assured the Ministry of agriculture.

Regulation of prices

Now the government does not regulate prices of goods. His intervention can only occur in case of significant fluctuations of prices for socially important goods. Thus, the Federal law “On trade” gives the right to state regulation of prices for some socially important goods, if the price will increase by 30% during the month. This provision was made into law in 2010 after an abnormal drought, and a sharp growth of prices for buckwheat, but have never been applied in practice.

Such treatment is associated with a significant increase in prices for products in connection with import restrictions, noted in the HCM.

The Secretariat Gordeev reported that preparing instructions to the relevant departments to understand the situation.

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