06 June 2022
East Russian republic's rising food costs see potatoes taking the lead.
POTATOES have seen the biggest price rise of a number of food products that have risen in price in Tatarstan in East Russia.
Tatarstan State Statistics Service reported that potatoes prices rose by 8,46%, with apples rising by 3,02%, bananas rising by 1,91%, and butter and sunflower oil increasing by 1,29% and 1,02%, respectively. Frozen roundfish, sugar, milk, rye and rye-wheat bread also rose in price.
At the beginning of May, the price of the most expensive product, potatoes, was 54,36 rubles, while on May 20th it reached 60,83 rubles.
In April of this year, annual inflation in Tatarstan was 18,59% after 18,08% in March. This is lower than in the Volga Federal District, where it was 18,79%, but higher than in Russia as a whole — 17,83%. The annual increase in food prices in Tatarstan accelerated to 21,45% after 18,91% in March.
Source : Real Noevreyma