Mishustin extinguished the alarm of the Russians over buckwheat and sugar

Authorities appeal to Russians to stop sweeping buckwheat and sugar from store shelves
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The government has shown the Russians that the fears of food shortages in the country are unfounded. To this end, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin held a meeting with his deputies on March 21, at which the authorities spoke about food supplies, increased crops and measures to support agriculture. The government is reassuring the population, as rumors of a shortage of the most popular products – sugar and buckwheat – have caused panic among many people who began to buy them in stores, experts explain URA.RU.

During a report to Mishustin, Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko assured that the high demand for buckwheat and sugar last week was not due to a shortage. “I want to reassure the citizens: we are fully self-sufficient in sugar and buckwheat. No need to panic and buy these goods. There will be enough for everyone. The rush of demand only destabilizes the supply chain. I emphasize that the country’s sugar and buckwheat reserves are sufficient to meet domestic demand, “she said.

Shops.  Chelyabinsk

Empty shelves in stores in March 2022 – this is not a real shortage, but the result of consumer panic

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Russia’s food security depends on the success of its agro-industrial complex, Mishustin reminded. To ensure that domestic enterprises continue to operate in full force under the sanctions, the government has provided more than 100 billion rubles in the federal budget to support food producers. “It is necessary to provide for them, as the president said [Владимир Путин], maximum entrepreneurial freedom and support for business initiative. Especially since the success of the agricultural sector affects the level of our food security. This is one of the priority tasks, “the Prime Minister stressed.

Budget money will go primarily to the sowing campaign, which has already begun in the European part of Russia, Abramchenko added. According to her, Russian farmers are provided with machinery, fuels and lubricants and mineral fertilizers, and crops of grain, buckwheat and sugar beet have grown relative to last year.

Sowing works in the Kamenskoye agricultural farm.  Sverdlovsk region, the village of Lebyazhye

Russia has already launched a sowing campaign – the government has provided assistance to farmers, so the deficit and sharp growth of valuable products is not expected

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The Deputy Prime Minister did not ignore the problem of imported seeds, which is actively discussed on social networks. “We are fully supplied with Russian seeds of the main grain crops. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rosselkhoznadzor promptly resolve the issue of supplies of imported seeds, including vegetables and potatoes, in the headquarters regime, ”she said. In addition to saturating the market and increasing the range, the government continued to expand imports from Russian-friendly countries that did not join Western sanctions due to a special operation in Ukraine, Abramchenko said.

Shopping center.  Mound

Russia is fully self-sufficient in sugar and buckwheat

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There will be no shortage of sugar and other products in Russia, as the government has already purchased imported sugar beet seeds for sowing this year, consumption is stable, and production is expected at the same level and even more, explained Georgy Ostapkovich, director of the HSE Center for Business Research. “In recent days, many people have bought sugar for the next six months, so demand will be reduced in the future. In addition, the government has temporarily banned the export of sugar, it can be sold only in the domestic market, where consumption is limited to 5.6 million tons – so much was eaten in Russia last year. In these conditions, there can be no deficit, “the expert confirmed.

Deficit can appear only if the Russians start to cook moonshine from sugar on a large scale. But such a scenario is unlikely, unless the government is going to introduce a dry law following the example of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, said Ostapkovich.

“Empty shelves in stores that we have observed are not a real shortage, but panic plus the peculiarity of the work of retail chains. They do not keep stocks of one type of product in their warehouses for more than a month.

Sugar will be delivered again, but at different prices. How much will be sold – depends on inflation and demand, but there will be no shortage of sugar, buckwheat, salt, “- said the interlocutor.

In the long run, food prices will rise, but not because of the deficit, but because of inflation, said Nikolai Kulbaka, PhD in Economics. “On the one hand, sanctions have triggered strong inflation, on the other hand, raids on stores can themselves accelerate inflation. Prices will not rise for all goods and not immediately, but primarily for those whose stocks will run out in warehouses faster. The government shows that there will be no deficit, but this does not cancel the sanctions and the rise in prices caused by them, “the expert concluded.

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The government has shown the Russians that the fears of food shortages in the country are unfounded. To this end, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin held a meeting with his deputies on March 21, at which the authorities spoke about food supplies, increased crops and measures to support agriculture. The government is reassuring the population, as rumors of a shortage of the most popular products – sugar and buckwheat – have caused panic among many people who began to buy them in stores, experts explain URA.RU. During a report to Mishustin, Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko assured that the high demand for buckwheat and sugar last week was not due to a shortage. “I want to reassure the citizens: we are fully self-sufficient in sugar and buckwheat. No need to panic and buy these goods. There will be enough for everyone. The rush of demand only destabilizes the supply chain. I emphasize that the country’s sugar and buckwheat reserves are sufficient to meet domestic demand, “she said. Russia’s food security depends on the success of its agro-industrial complex, Mishustin reminded. To ensure that domestic enterprises continue to operate in full force under the sanctions, the government has provided more than 100 billion rubles in the federal budget to support food producers. “It is necessary to provide for them, as the president said [Владимир Путин], maximum entrepreneurial freedom and support for business initiative. Especially since the success of the agricultural sector affects the level of our food security. This is one of the priority tasks, “the Prime Minister stressed. Budget money will go primarily to the sowing campaign, which has already begun in the European part of Russia, Abramchenko added. According to her, Russian farmers are provided with machinery, fuels and lubricants and mineral fertilizers, and crops of grain, buckwheat and sugar beet have grown relative to last year. The Deputy Prime Minister did not ignore the problem of imported seeds, which is actively discussed on social networks. “We are fully supplied with Russian seeds of the main grain crops. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rosselkhoznadzor promptly resolve the issue of supplies of imported seeds, including vegetables and potatoes, in the headquarters regime, ”she said. In addition to saturating the market and increasing the range, the government continued to expand imports from Russian-friendly countries that did not join Western sanctions due to a special operation in Ukraine, Abramchenko said. There will be no shortage of sugar and other products in Russia, as the government has already purchased imported sugar beet seeds for sowing this year, consumption is stable, and production is expected at the same level and even more, explained Georgy Ostapkovich, director of the HSE Center for Business Research. “In recent days, many people have bought sugar for the next six months, so demand will be reduced in the future. In addition, the government has temporarily banned the export of sugar, it can be sold only in the domestic market, where consumption is limited to 5.6 million tons – so much was eaten in Russia last year. In these conditions, there can be no deficit, “the expert confirmed. Deficit can appear only if the Russians start to cook moonshine from sugar on a large scale. But such a scenario is unlikely, unless the government is going to introduce a dry law following the example of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, said Ostapkovich. “Empty shelves in stores that we have observed are not a real shortage, but panic plus the peculiarity of the work of retail chains. They do not keep stocks of one type of product in their warehouses for more than a month. Sugar will be delivered again, but at different prices. How much will be sold – depends on inflation and demand, but there will be no shortage of sugar, buckwheat, salt, “- said the interlocutor. In the long run, food prices will rise, but not because of the deficit, but because of inflation, said Nikolai Kulbaka, PhD in Economics. “On the one hand, sanctions have triggered strong inflation, on the other hand, raids on stores can themselves accelerate inflation. Prices will not rise for all goods and not immediately, but primarily for those whose stocks will run out in warehouses faster. The government shows that there will be no deficit, but this does not cancel the sanctions and the rise in prices caused by them, “the expert concluded.

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