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For the first time in 10 years, the price for one kg of buckwheat exceeded 100 rubles

For the first time in 10 years, the price for one kg of buckwheat exceeded 100 rubles
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Retail prices for buckwheat approached the record of ten years ago. In May 2011, they asked for 112 rubles per kilogram of buckwheat, in August 2021, 102 rubles. 50 kopecks.

According to RBC with reference to Rosstat, buckwheat began to rise in price in 2020 on the wave of rush demand at the beginning of the pandemic. Then the population massively bought long-term storage products. Then buckwheat became the record holder for the dynamics of growth in value - it rose 1,8 times to 87 rubles per kilogram. In September, there was a slight rollback, but later the price of buckwheat increased monthly, reaching the current level.

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation assures that there will be no shortage of buckwheat, sufficient reserves have been made in the country to avoid it. Buckwheat is on the list of 24 socially important products, the retail price of which is monitored, and if for any product on this list it rises by 10% in 60 days, the government can set a maximum selling price for such a product for 90 days.   
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