The rise in the price of feed affects the price of the finished product - Sergey Ovodkov
‘Of course, we would like prices to increase as rarely as possible and less as a percentage, but the cost of all categories of goods is growing. Unfortunately, as a result, representatives of the dairy industry cannot stand aside - we have to do the same. In addition, this is justified by the increase in costs. This is a fact, because only feed costs account for half of the cost of milk production. The increase in their cost naturally affects the price of the finished product on the shelf,’ the expert noted.
He noted that the increase in prices in all regions has a different effect on demand, as the purchasing power in different parts of our country is different. So, according to Sergey Ovodkov, if one product becomes less affordable, consumers switch to another.
As for the state policy of price regulation, the expert notes the following:
‘It seems to me that there are some gaps in its results, since prices, in my opinion, still cannot be regulated. This does not produce results. It is necessary to choose a different way or better control the situation in order to ensure that every participant in the industry is law-obidient, so that there is no further possibility of the existence of unreasonable speculation,’ said Sergey Ovodkov.
He believes that it is possible to create levers of management and pricing formation.
- Я бы сказал, что потолка роста цен нет, но существует различная скорость роста цены товары. На мой взгляд, она имеет большое значение. Мы все граждане России, и все мы должны подчиняться нашему единому законодательству. Дело в том, что в мире много стран, которые влияют на ценообразование в нашем государстве. И это один из ключевых факторов, в котором мы должны очень четко и тактично выстраивать внешнюю торговую политику, в том числе законодательную базу ввозных пошлин на различные группы товаров. Тогда результат будет лучше, - заключил эксперт.
‘I would say that there is no limit for price growth, but there is a different rate of growth in the price of goods. In my opinion, it is of great importance. We are all citizens of Russia, and we must all obey our common legislation. The fact is that there are many countries in the world that influence pricing in our country. In addition, this is one of the key factors in which we must very clearly and tactfully build a foreign trade policy, including the legislative framework for import duties on various groups of goods. Then the result will be better,’ the expert concluded.We remind, according to the application DIA, on March 15, 2021 Dairy Index DIA amounted to 29.45 rubles (about 0.34 euros)/kg (excluding VAT, fat and protein content 3.6% and 3.0% respectively), which is 0.14% higher than last week and 8.9% higher than in March 2020.