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Prices for buckwheat and sugar fell in Russia (November 9, 2022)

In October, consumer prices rose by 0.18% compared to September, while annual inflation slowed to 12.63% from 13.68% in September. Despite the fact that food prices increased by 0.34% over the month, the cost of sugar and buckwheat decreased significantly – in a number of regions by 11% and 14%, respectively, follows from Rosstat data.


“Among food products, prices decreased: for buckwheat – by 6.3%, granulated sugar – by 3.7%, oatmeal and pearl barley – by 2.2%, millet, peas and beans – by 1.8%, sunflower oil – by 1.7%, soft sweets glazed with chocolate, natural instant coffee – by 1.3%, wheat flour – by 1%, fish fillet, rice, Hercules oatmeal – by 0.8%, margarine , mineral and drinking water – by 0.7%, natural coffee beans and ground, black pepper (peas) – by 0.6%, boiled sausages, chicken legs, beef liver, herring fillet, cognac, chocolate, carbonated drinks – by 0.5%,” Rosstat reported.


It is specified that prices for buckwheat in 53 subjects of the Russian Federation decreased by 0.5-8%, and in 28 subjects – by 8.1-14.1%. Granulated sugar in 57 subjects fell in price by 0.2-5%, and in 23 subjects – by 5.1-10.9%.


In general, food prices rose by 0.34% over the month. The prices for chicken eggs increased the most, in a number of regions – by 10-29%. Tomatoes (+28.4%), bananas (+15.4%), cucumbers (+14.2%), oranges (+12.1%), potatoes (+3.3%), beets (+ 2.1%) and white cabbage (+1.8%). At the same time, apples fell in price by 8.1%, lemons – by 7.3%, grapes – by 3.5%, onions – by 3.3%, carrots – by 3.2%, pears – by 1.9 %, nuts – by 1.8%.


Of non-food products, prices fell for smartphones (-3.9%), batteries (-2.2%), two-chamber refrigerators (-1.9%), cabinet furniture sets (-1.6%), electric vacuum cleaners (-1. 4%), as well as on some building materials. At the same time, dry pet food went up by 2.7%, matches – by 2%, and some medicines. In the service sector, tariffs for telephone communication (5.7%-7%), parcels within Russia (5.1%), cremation (2.6%), dry cleaning (1.4%) and tire fitting of car wheels increased most noticeably (1.3%).

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