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The consumer basket in Russia will grow by 30 percent. This development has been the Ministry of labor, report “Izvestia” with reference to the copy of the document.
The cost of the consumer basket will increase by adding new products. The proposal to make these changes came from the Federal research centre of nutrition and biotechnology. The experts consider it necessary to add five percent more meat, 16% fish, 14% of cheese and eggs, 17 percent — fruit and vegetables, and 11 percent birds.
It is recommended to reduce the basket amount of salt, sugar, vegetable fats and bread. This is due to the increase in the number of Russians suffering from diabetes and overweight. Making changes in the diet of Russians is scheduled for 2021. The value of the basket will depend on the region, and the most expensive in the North.
The consumer basket consists of food, nonfood goods and services. 50 percent of the total cost of food products, in European countries this value reaches 20 percent.
Market basket is the basic basket of goods and services, which is calculated for the minimum consumption of an adult throughout the month. The index is the base to calculate the subsistence minimum in the country and, as a consequence, the calculation of the minimum wage.
Earlier it was reported about the experiment by the Deputy of the Saratov regional Duma from the Communist party Nikolai Bondarenko. He had to eat during the month by 3.5 thousand rubles – the sum of the minimum food basket in the region. In the middle of the experiment Bondarenko has declared that it is necessary to increase the cost of consumer basket up to 10 thousand rubles, and the cost of living — up to 20 thousand rubles.
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