Grodnenets Roman Yurhel very concerned about recent rise in food prices, he earns a little, after all payments is still less money.
Yurhel: "And three out of 40 thousand on the hands of all. And how to live in such funds? And you go to the store for bread and milk in one day, then look, new prices, new price tags — 100 rubles, 50, and that — for two. But this does not say anywhere about it writes "Grodno truth", other newspapers — the prices every week or two are rising up. To the people this information is not communicated by the authorities, so that people are not shy and not walking under the Executive Committee with posters — to raise wages and lower prices. "
Reporter: "And when food prices really set free?"
Yurhel: "What feeling? People in Belarus tolerance and patience, they will not leave the square, as in the Voronezh. Neither grandmother or grandfather — no one will. People will survive all Belarusians: go to the village will accept two unnecessary weave potatoes will be planted. "
But that thinks about the increasing price of food is one of the Grodno elderly:
Retired: "It is very painful affects and psychology, and most of all — on the pocket. Clear that our pensions not grow as prices are Magazyn. I’m not ecstatic about it, but yelling that all hunger, — we so do not say. All legs lay down? may still be arranged?’s benefits to the country even gave a little bit, and then it was impossible to pass, who is on the bus. Indeed outlines, you know, a good piece of equipment. "
Will there be any compensation for the poor people into account probable new rise in prices? With this question, I turned to the center of the social protection of the population of the Leninsky district of Grodno.
Lady: "After we still have no these questions hesitated and assignments have not been given. We have just what really is: targeted social assistance, there is help in the form of children’s free meals for children up to 2 years. "
Who can really count on such help?
Lady: "This may expect at least some people whose family income does not exceed the minimum subsistence budget for each person. Now living wage, in my opinion, 209 thousand 680 rubles. All categories of people who have income which do not meet this amount, may apply to the Department of Social Welfare for the destination address of state social assistance. "
"Our products are significantly more expensive than in Lithuania or Poland"
Currently Belarusian producers vigorously seek out of the output on the Russian market. Bypassing rigid administrative rules there trying to bring the first "milk and honey" and meat products. But as stated Alexander Yarashuk, past the first deputy chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee, who for many years worked in the agricultural sector, such efforts have special result. A sample supply product range under municipal control explains this: Belarusian products unrealistically expensive to implement somewhere else, except in Belarus:
"Today, our oil, our cheeses are simply not competitive. In order that they found a place for themselves on the shelves, we need a date. Here is the answer to the question — who first profitable to sell local produce? And if it is conducted in such a Makarov that presently mad prices in the global markets, and they are mad at us. As if we have here a aazys almost gratuitously all turns out. We know perfectly well: at the moment, our dairy products, especially meat products, significantly more expensive than the same in Lithuania or Poland. Because argue that it is possible to change all the local range, not even necessary.
It’s like a river that always flows to where below. So here where better there and seek these flows, the same dairy and meat products. But if it is to lead to products that are made from milk from raw meat, the big question still — profitable nationwide Russian vector is profitable for us or not? After all, we produce agricultural products and agricultural processing very seriously subsidized. You can read in this case, that due to our budget at the expense of our society as a result of all this is subsidized for Russian consumers. Because those two billion dollars, which in recent years has received agricultural and agro-industrial complex as a whole, they eventually perarazmyarkovvayutstsa, when it comes to what we have already processed products, milk, sell on Russian markets. "
Kobyakov "We have products cheaper than in neighboring countries"
Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov said that the government will make inflation wage increases.
Yesterday he explained to reporters the government’s policy to combat inflation:
"We have inflation would be all right. But the fact, that we can not just keep track of what is happening around us. If we create an oasis on the price of our area of the country, then we can get back on the market scarce entire category of products. They have already cost 2-2.5 times less than that of our neighbors. "
Belarus takes prices of food products.
According to the Ministry of Statistics and Analysis, the price index for food products in January-April compared to December 2007 increased by 5.1%.
In April this year compared with March, food prices have generally increased by 1.8%.
Prices rose more vegetables: as much as 20%. With all this carrot has become more expensive by 30.8% and 34.2% beet. Fruits grew by 5.3%. For example, the price of apples has risen by 6% and 6.9% citrus.
Pasta rose by 4.1%, pork by 2.1%.
By Minsk City Department of Statistics, food prices in Minsk in January-April 2008 increased on average by 18.2% compared with the same period in 2007. For example the price of oil rose by 88.8%, on pasta — by 30.2%, on the butter — 30.1%, milk and dairy products — by 28.7%, to cheeses — 23, 1 %. Also rose, and other products — cereals, wheat flour, sausages, chicken and eggs. Became even more potatoes — by 5.5%. Fruits in Minsk has risen in price by 45%.
Also grow and prices of non-food products. In Minsk in January-April 2008, compared with the same period last year, they rose by 6.3%. For example, petrol became more expensive by 14.5%.
Increased and prices for paid services in enterprises of public power.