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Russians began to eat less vegetables from saving
Sales of vegetables in Russia declined over the past year by 1,4 - 12,3% in physical terms. To such conclusions experts of the research company GfK. Citizens reoriented to buy cereals, which are cheaper.
Research results publishes Kommersant. According to them, sales of tomatoes decreased by 3,1%, cucumbers by 1,4%, potatoes by 5,8%, onions by 3,2%, sweet pepper by 6,9%, cabbage by 12,3%. Experts attribute this to the increase in prices for vegetable products, which since 2014 of the year amounted to 22%.
At the same time, there has been an increase in sales of various types of cereals, an average of 1,3%. Against the backdrop of the trend of healthy eating, the demand for bulgur and couscous is growing. However, some experts believe that a drop in vegetable sales is not observed, and small fluctuations are associated with yield.