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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Poor Russians good food is not needed: the government analyzed the results of the “anti-sanctions”

In a government report entitled “the Food embargo: end of 2015”, the authors argue that the “anti-sanctions” does not affect the deterioration of living standards, although it noted that it definitely happened. About it reports TASS with reference to the document itself.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

So, according to the authors of the report, the growth of prices for products from EU, USA and Canada, banned in our country, was temporary and the most severely affected fish, nuts and vegetables.

However, the report cited the data of sociological polls, according to which the Russians began to save on the most expensive categories of goods to which, however, is the most basic: meat (including poultry), fish, cheese, sausage, vegetables and seafood.

Failed citizens to give up bread and pasta.

Read, as the Italians laughed at import substitution cheeses.

However, the report’s authors are optimistic: in their opinion, the reason for such savings, in their opinion, were not “anti-sanctions”, and decrease in the income of population by 4% and wages — by 9.5%.

In the end, however, significantly changed the structure of consumption: for example, up to 38% of Russian families are spending on food, while in developed countries this level does not exceed 10-20%.

Read about the ban of new goods from the EU.

According to the authors of the report, the Russian market is fairly easily survived and decreasing supplies of fish and fruit, although even with the attraction of new suppliers (the Faroe Islands to fish and Belarus and Serbia for vegetables) of these products in the Russian market became much smaller. However, the authors note, this was not critical for the country, as well as buying similar products have become much smaller.

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