Russian President Putin has announced that rushed food demand has practically abated
On the food market in Russia, the rush demand has practically decreased. This was announced by President Vladimir Putin, his words are quoted by TASS. He instructed the Ministry of Agriculture and the regions to closely monitor the situation in the retail chains and to react quickly to problems.
It was previously announced that sugar in Primorye stores will rise in price from 79 to 90-92 rubles per kilogram in the week of March 21 to 27. The Minister of Industry and Trade of the region Sergei Kalitin warned the residents about this. For end users, the price will rise to 90-92 rubles.
The government urged Russians not to panic about sugar. Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko assured that Russia has sufficient stocks of sugar and buckwheat to meet domestic demand, the hasty demand for them is in no way justified.
In addition, as evidenced by data from the DSM Group, the demand for condoms in Russian shops and pharmacies has increased sharply. They, like other predominantly imported personal care products and diapers, are being picked up pending further price increases. In turn, the stores of X5 Group (Pyaterochka, Perekrestok, Chizhik) decided to impose restrictions on the sale of certain goods against the background of strong demand.