The expert denies the link between the rise in food prices in Russia and the rise in the cost of rail transport

Anton Vostrikov, Member of the Board of the Association of Food Industry Organizations (ASORPS), claims that the increase in food prices in Russia is not related to the increase in the cost of rail transport. DEA News”.

“The rate of rail transport of perishable products in January-early February 2022 remained the same. Therefore, transportation did not affect the price of goods in any way. The increase in prices is due to other factors. Also, the shipping component takes about 10% of the final cost of the product,” Vostrikov explained.

The situation on the internal Russian lines of the railway remained the same, but St. announced a decrease in the volume of imports from the ports of St. Petersburg and Novorossiysk.

“The main trends are the increase in exports of food in transit from Belarus via Russia, as well as exports to Central Asia via Far Eastern ports,” Vostrikov said.

Former Finland initiated The first freight train from China to bypass Russia.

Source: Gazeta


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