The leader of the September “price race” became the onion – the expert

Лидером сентябрьского «ценового забега» стал лук - эксперт

In September, the Ukrainians have felt the breath of the devaluation of the hryvnia. The first month of autumn showed an increase in the cost of 84% of the products.

The correspondent of ГолосUA said the head of the Association of retailers of Ukraine Oleksiy Doroshenko.

Every Ukrainian you have already decided, without official statistics, as he now pays more for the products in comparison with August, said the expert.

A. Doroshenko noted that the best aware of the rising cost of food retirees who record prices and can provide you with figures from previous years.

“In September, the Ukrainians have felt the breath of the devaluation of the hryvnia, which took place in July and August. The state statistics service this year expanded the list of products that are monitored, from 23 to 31 the number of each Meazza. The previous list of the 23 most important social products was compiled in 1996 by the government of Yulia Tymoshenko. Under the government, from social products, only the name. Refusing to state price regulation, the government has not replaced them with other mechanisms that operate in the EU. So we have what we have,” – said the expert.

According to A. Doroshenko, calculating inflation is important to not only the state statistics service conducted constant monitoring of the markets and shops. It’s like the election results in Ukraine: the more parallel calculations, the less manipulation.

“Association of suppliers of retail chains in September, researched the 31 so-called social product. Such a study began in February this year and is in stores and on the markets of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv. Therefore, the data reflect the situation only in the largest cities of the country, covering it from West to East,” – said A. Doroshenko.

The expert noted that the first month of autumn showed a higher cost 84% of the products that are monitored by government and the Association of suppliers of retail chains.

The leader of the September price run was the onions, which added 43%. The top five also included beets +17%, carrot 10%, cabbage +8%, eggs +5%. The percentages range from +1% to +5% is buckwheat, pork and wheat, which rose by 3%, rye bread, barley grits, chicken, milk and butter, which rose by 2%, and also sour cream, frozen fish, beef and pasta, which added 1%. Less than 1% has risen in price all varieties of white bread, flour, semolina, chicken carcass, cold cuts, soft cheese and bacon.

“Fell in September, the potato, which was affordable for us at 13%. But one potato the entire month is not going. Although already invented the potato diet for weight loss. Following the potato diet, you always feel well-fed and in a good mood. This is one of the main advantages”, – summed A. Doroshenko.

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