The rise in food prices associated with increased exports
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman links the growth of prices in Ukraine for products with increasing exports, however, expects improvement in prices in 2018.
“Now I do not see any prerequisites to that something will grow. We had an increase in (prices – ed.) on vegetables, fruits, because the country did not harvest enough”, – quotes its words Agency Interfax-Ukraine.
The Prime Minister noted that this position is shared by experts in this field.
“Why have prices risen? Because we have become a country that exports, started our food to sell abroad, and there to sell for hard currency,” – said Groisman.
He also added that it is important to increase production of agricultural products.
“I’m in 2018, the prices look more optimistic than it was in 2017”, – said Groisman.
In addition, according to him, the rise in pork prices is African swine fever.
“But now we see on live weight – I am constantly analyzing – there is a decrease in prices, for example, pork is the season of October-November,” – said the Prime Minister.
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