Retail prices for popular foods rised in Ukraine in May - Stats

Retail prices for popular foods rised in Ukraine in May - StatsIn the first fortnight of May 2017, Ukraine's retail prices for socially important products increased, namely the prices for the so-called 'borsch' vegetables and meat, the Economic Discussion Club reports.

“Potatoes and 'borsch' vegetables showed a record growth in prices again. Over the first twenty days of May, consumer prices for these products have increased as follow: beetroot - by 5.3% (+32 kopecks per kilogram), cabbage - by 7.7% (+74 kopecks), carrot - by 11.4% (+ UAH 1.22), potato - by 11.7% (+91 kopecks), onion - by 25.7% (+ UAH 1.65 per kilogram),” the report states.

Since the beginning of May, pork prices have increased by UAH 3.35 per kilogram, or 4.1%. In addition, the prices for rice increased by 27 kopecks per kilogram, salo - by 65 kopecks per kilogram, soft cheese - by UAH 1.45 per kilogram. Bread prices are gradually growing by 0.2-0.4%.

Meanwhile, the club's experts recorded a decrease in egg prices (by UAH 1.66, or 16.3%) and buckwheat prices (by UAH 1.11 per kilogram, or 3.9%). A slight decrease (0.1-0.4%) was recorded in the consumer prices for dairy products (except soft cheese), poultry meat, sugar, vegetable oil and macaroni products.
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