FAS asked to verify the accuracy of the sharp increase in ice cream prices 07:06

Chairman of the LDPR Leonid Slutsky appealed to the Federal Antimonopoly Service with a request to check the validity of the sharp increase in prices for ice cream. The group’s press service told socialbites.ca about this. The letter was sent to the head of the department, Maxim Shaskolsky.

The reason for the objection was the numerous complaints received by the LDPR from Russians. Citizens are unhappy with the sharp increase in prices for ice cream. According to the latest data, before the beginning of summer, prices for certain types of ice cream in Russia have increased by 25%, while the cost of dessert is expected to increase even more. According to Slutsky, unreasonably inflated prices lead to additional expenses in the family budget.

“In connection with the above, I ask you to order an audit of compliance with the requirements of anti-monopoly legislation in connection with the increase in prices for ice cream,” Slutsky wrote.

On the eve of the hottest season, demand for ice cream in Russia increased by a third. reported Newspaper “Izvestia”. The average cost of cold desserts in buffets increased from 58 rubles to 70 rubles. compared to last year. The average bill of 210 rubles remained unchanged.

2023 has been a record year; Ice cream production in Russia increased by 13% compared to the previous year, reaching 524 thousand tons. The leaders were the well-known “Icebury”, “Renna” and Unilever, “Slavitsa”, “Russian Cold” and “Clean Line”. Russians began to consume more milk in principle – in 2023, per capita consumption of dairy products increased to 250 kg per year, which is almost the maximum figure in the last 30 years.

Previously Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Informatics at the Russian University of Economics. GV Plekhanov Alexander Timofeev guess Ice cream prices are increasing.

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Source: Gazeta


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