Prices that increased after closure of Russia – China borders now stabilizing
Yakutia 24 Tv channel: Vegetable prices in the Far East that had increased due to the closure of the border with China, began to decline, says Russian Agriculture Minister.
“Everyone noted that there was a surge in prices in late January – early February due to a situation with Russia and China border closure. Now everyone notes that the situation is stabilizing, because cars with vegetables began to arrive in most regions. Prices have not yet returned to the January level, but with the opening of deliveries from China, prices began to decline,” she says.
The minister also emphasizes that the agency will work out support measures for vegetable producers in the Far East. Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Yuri Trutnev, instructed the Federal Antimonopoly Service, together with the heads of the Far Eastern regions, to monitor food prices and take measures to prevent their unreasonable increase. According to the embassy, there was data circulating in the media about an unjustified increase in food prices due to the temporary restriction of movement through checkpoints due to the threat of coronavirus.