Food prices have significantly increased in Russia comparatively to last year.
Thus, food prices have increased by 1.6% for the previous month in Russia, writes Reuters.
Fish and seafood have seen the most significant increase in prices. Thus, processed frozen fish (except salmon species) rose by 4.2% and fillet fish – by 3.7%.
Cereals had the biggest prices' growth – 3.4%.
Also, prices for certain types of fruits and vegetables had a significant increase. Thus, garlic had 21.5% price increase, bananas – 6.6%, frozen nuts – 5.5%. Prices for oranges increased by 3.7%.
Meat and poultry price, however, declined by an average of 0.3% and 0.5% respectively.
In March this year, a significant prices' growth was observed for certain types of medicines and medical supplies. Clothes' prices also had an increase.
Minister of Economic Development of Russia Alexey Ulyukayev suggested that inflation would stay at about 17% for nearly one-two months and then would begin to decline.
Earlier, it was reported that inflation in Ukraine reached 11% solely for the previous month. An annual prices' growth is more than 45% comparatively to previous month.Source: Reuters