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The situation in the food market of Yakutia: the need to revise the system of regulation of trade markups

Antonina Vinokurova, Chairman of the State Committee for Pricing Policy - Regional Energy Commission of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), videoconference with the heads of the municipal districts of the republic, on which she informed about the general situation with prices in the food market of the republic.

It was noted that significant growth occurred in the first two weeks of January of the year 2015, in particular for products such as flour, buckwheat, rice, sugar, vegetable oil. Since 1 January, there has been an increase in the cost of bread, Deputy Agriculture Minister Stalik Deryagin said recently. The rise in prices for meat and dairy products was noted in the autumn, it is associated with the introduction of a food embargo.

“There is a supplier's price, and there are trade margins. The government can only control the latter through municipalities- explained EastRussia the head of the press service of the government of Yakutia. - The rise in prices in the region is not as high as they are trying to speculate on. At the moment, there is no shortage or excitement. "

Antonina Vinokurova at today's meeting said about the need for a complete revision of the trade mark-up regulation system. She recommended to the heads of municipalities “consider the possibility of reducing trade markups for socially important products ", as well as «include in the list of socially significant products those products for which there is the most significant increase in prices in your area and for which there is a stable consumer demand"- writes the official portal of the regional government. Answering the question of EastRussia about the timing of the implementation of the announced measures, the press service of the State Committee on Pricing Policy answered: “We will respond promptly. The protocol is being drawn up and must be signed today ".

“It's difficult to make predictions at the moment. Our ability to reduce surcharges largely depends on how the tariffs for electricity and utilities change from June 1 of this year, - explained the head of the press service of the government of the republic.

As EastRussia was informed in the press service of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), today Yakutia provides itself with 35% of meat products, and 50% of dairy products. Difficult situation with vegetables, since measures for the construction of vegetable freezers have been taken only recently. A number of postponed measures are planned for flour products.

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