The Ministry of Agriculture saw no reason for an increase in prices for confectionery products

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There are no grounds for a significant increase in the cost of confectionery products in Russia. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, distributed on Thursday, April 15.

“According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, there are no grounds for a significant increase in the cost of confectionery products,” TASS quoted the agency as saying.

It is noted that the Russian government has taken a number of measures to stabilize food prices, including raw materials for the production of confectionery products.

Earlier on the same day, RBC, citing messages from several confectioners at once, announced an increase in the selling prices for confectionery products. So, according to the general director of the group “Akulchev” Sergei Akulchev, the rise in prices may occur due to the rise in prices for raw materials.

The general director of Essen Production AG Leonid Baryshev, in turn, stressed that his company had already notified the network of increases to those positions where there is the greatest increase in the cost of raw materials.

At the end of March, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved a decree to extend the term of the agreement to stabilize prices for granulated sugar and sunflower oil.

Thus, until June 1, the price was fixed at up to 46 rubles per 1 kg of sugar for retail buyers and up to 36 rubles for wholesalers. The cost of 1 liter of oil was set at 110 rubles for a retail buyer and 110 rubles for a wholesale buyer until October 1, 2021.

The decision, the government specified, is working in a set of measures to reduce food prices, which the government adopted on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As part of this work, duties on a number of agricultural products have been adjusted, tools have been created to support millers and bakers, and the price monitoring system has been improved, the resolution says.