Russia has seen “some increase” in meat prices

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The Federal Antimonopoly service of Russia (FAS) has recorded increase in meat prices. About it RBC said the head of the control of agro-industrial complex of Department Anna Microcinema.

There is “some increase” in meat prices, particularly pork, but the average price for 7 months of 2018 remains lower than in the same period last year, said the Microcinema.

Pork prices are rising due to increased demand in the summer, restrictions on imports from Brazil and quarantine in some regions, caused by African swine fever. “The dynamics of meat prices during the year, subject to a high degree of volatility,” — said the representative of the FAS.

In mid-August, the national Union of meat processors (NCM) asked the Vice-Prime Minister Alexey Gordeev with the request to affect the retail network, so they increased the procurement prices of sausages and semifinished products. Meat processors also spoke about the rise in price of raw materials: pork 30%, chicken 35 percent and beef by 25 percent. The reason for the price hike NSM called restrictions on imports.

Ministry of agriculture has decided that the price increase caused by the barbecue season and thus increasing consumer demand.

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