Prices on imported fruits and vegetables are under government control in Yakutia
Yakutia 24 TV channel: The situation with the prices on fruits and vegetables is under the total control of the republic authorities due to the coronavirus in China.
After the closure of borders with China, many wholesale bases began to illegally raise prices.
The regional government prepared an action plan to curb wholesale and retail prices for fruits and vegetables. It includes daily monitor of prices in retail outlets.
So, they found out that 4 wholesale prices have already beeb risen on the largest base in Yakutsk city.
“We recorded the increase of prices for vegetable products — cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, that used to be imported from China, but are now purchased in Novosibirsk or Moscow, or imported from Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and other countries,” says vice premier Denis Belozerov. According to him, the prices of suppliers, located in Novosibirsk, increased by 10% in five days.