The rise in prices for various types of meat in the next month alone can reach up to 8%, Alexey Plugov, general director of the AB-Center expert and analytical center for agribusiness, told NEWS.ru. Chicken prices should rise the most, prices for which have already broken a historical record of 196.93 rubles per kilogram in retail.
By September, chicken prices may rise by another 8%, pork by around 5%, and beef by 1-2%, because prices for it are already very high, and demand is falling. There are no prerequisites for a strong rise in prices for mutton, it can also amount to 1-2%,” Plugov said.
He noted that the main reason for the rise in meat prices is the weakening of the ruble. This leads to higher prices for feed additives, including vitamins, imported medicines (such as antibiotics) and agricultural equipment. Speaking specifically about beef, the expert notes its high cost. According to him, it takes several years to raise a bull for slaughter, while for a bird this period is a month, and for a pig - six months.
Due to high prices for beef on the bone - an average of 494.81 rubles. per kilogram at the end of July - its consumption in Russia is declining, the analyst adds. The increase in prices for it amounted to 1% in three months, but almost 30% in two years. And pork on the bone at the end of last month cost 312.58 rubles. per kilogram, having risen in price by 2% in three months, and by 7.3% in two years. The most expensive thing for Russians now is lamb on the bone. For three months, it has risen in price by 6.8%, to 589.76 rubles. per kilogram, says Plugov.
Earlier it became known that retail prices for chicken meat at the end of July broke a historical record, reaching 196.93 rubles. per kilogram. This is also higher than the record of April 2022, when, after the start of the special operation in Ukraine and the first sanctions, the price of a chicken was 191.84 rubles. per kilogram. By April 2023, it fell in price to 170 rubles, but over the past three months it has risen in price by 14-15%. More details in a separate article.
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