Over the past year, the cost of one kilogram of buckwheat has increased by more than one and a half times - to 87 rubles, "Vedomosti" writes.
Vladimir Petrichenko, general director of an analytical company Prozerno, explained such a significant increase in excessive demand at the beginning of the pandemic in March. Then sales of cereals, especially buckwheat, increased significantly.
The specialist explained that suppliers noticed a situation with demand for long shelf life products and raised prices for them.
Deputy Chairman of the board Rusprodsoyuz, Dmitry Leonov, said that the price situation has stabilized - after all, the market is preparing for a new harvest. Against its background, prices will drop significantly by October.
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We remind that during the period of the pandemic gaining momentum, the Russians massively bought up goods such as sugar, toilet paper, wet wipes, as well as many others.
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