The rise in food prices in Russia was not associated with transportation costs

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Since the rate for rail shipments of food products has not changed since the beginning of the year, the increase in the final cost of these goods has nothing to do with the cost of freight transportation. This was announced on Sunday, May 15, by a member of the board of the Association of Food Sector Organizations (ASORPS) Anton Vostrikov.

“The rate for rail transportation of perishable products, which was at the beginning of January-February 2022, has remained the same, so transportation did not affect the price of goods. The price increase is associated with other factors,” he explained.

According to the expert, the transport component takes only about 10% of the final cost of the product, writes RIA Novosti. Vostrikov added that the routes on the railway within the country have not changed. However, due to a decrease in the volume of imports through the ports of Novorossiysk and St. Petersburg, there is a decline in the transport of perishable products by rail and road.

The expert also noted that the increase in exports from Belarus in transit through the Russian Federation, as well as through Far Eastern ports to Central Asia, remains the key trend in the segment of rail transportation of products.

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