Food and fuel prices rise in South Africa due to Ukraine conflict

Food and fuel prices have increased in South Africa due to events around Ukraine, the radio station reported. SABC with reference to the country’s Statistical Service data.

Thus, at the beginning of March, annual prices of vegetable oils and fats were 22.7%, energy – 14.1%, meat – 8.6%, vegetables – 7.7%, wine – 6.9%, fish – 5% .3 percent. Flight ticket prices (7.3%), hotel rooms (6.3%) and restaurant meal prices (6.1%) increased.

The Statistics Service noted that events in Ukraine can greatly affect the supply of grain on the world market.

Former French President Emmanuel Macron declaration“Russia and Ukraine are the largest agricultural producers.” Maghreb, African and Middle Eastern countries will experience this most severely.

Source: Gazeta


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