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Food prices are expected to increase in Transbaikalia due to the closure of borders with China
Higher food prices are expected in the Trans-Baikal Territory due to restrictions on cargo transportation from China. And the rise in price is predicted even by domestic most necessary food products.
Such a forecast was given in the regional branch of "Support of Russia". They explain that carriers, delivering foodstuffs and other goods to wholesale bases in Transbaikalia from the western regions, as a rule, carry goods from the PRC on the way back to reduce costs. Now transport companies can reduce the volume of supplies or increase the cost of delivery, because they can not pay back the way.
According to the press service of the public organization, transport and tourism enterprises are suffering because of the closure of borders. If the restrictions are not lifted in the next couple of months, many companies will cease to exist. Companies that attract migrants to seasonal jobs also suffer. And about. Trans-Baikal Deputy Prime Minister instructed line ministries to assess the extent of business losses in the region and send data to the Russian government.
According to the regional government, retail prices for fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, and cabbage have already begun to rise in Transbaikalia. However, authorities attribute this to a seasonal factor. Now there is a discussion about the supply of vegetables from the Novosibirsk region, Krasnoyarsk and Altai territories.