In the first fortnight of May, 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 follows: 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 by 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 by 16.3%) and buckwheat prices (by UAH 1.11 per kilogram, or by 3.9%). A slight decrease (0.1-0.4%) was recorded in the consumer prices for dairy products (except for soft cheese), poultry meat, sugar, vegetable oil and macaroni products. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)