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.
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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