The reduction in prices is good news. But for some reason, it does not particularly affect the prices that grocery store buyers have to deal with.
Consider the situation in several Russian cities, last year’s data are available in open sources. In Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region in August 2020, carrots on average cost 33.69 rubles per 1 kg. Now the store of the chain of budget supermarkets “Svetofor” in Pereslavl proposes carrots for 40.20 rubles – 19% more expensive.
In the Krasnodar Territory, regularly published consumer price monitoring data. In August 2020, carrots cost an average of 23 rubles, in August 2021 – 41.1; the rise in price was almost 79%.
White cabbage in Krasnodar has risen in price by 16% over the year – from 19.7 to 23 rubles.
But in the suburbs, according to the regional ministry of agriculture and food, a year ago cabbage cost on average 26.08 rubles. Now hypermarkets “Globus” and “Auchan” in the region sell her for 39.49 rubles – 51% more expensive.
True, in the Moscow region, potatoes have fallen in price: in August last year, an average price of 38.26 rubles was reported, and now “Globus” proposes its at 31.89. At the same time, in Pereslavl-Zalessky, he rose in price from 26.19 to 27.40 rubles, and in Krasnodar – from 21.1 to 25.6 rubles.
Of course, vegetables are getting cheaper every week, but this happens every year and is explained not by the work of the Ministry of Agriculture and United Russia, but by the usual seasonal factors. So the notorious “borscht set” does not seem to be becoming more accessible to the Russian consumer.