A significant increase in fuel prices currently observed could adversely affect field work in Russia. This was January 16 in his speech at a meeting of the Commission on the agro-industrial complex of the Council of the Federation of the Russian Federation said the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia Dzhambulat Khatuov, reports RIA "Novosti".
“For us, the increase in diesel prices is critical, this will be reflected in the cost depending on the number of jobs,” the deputy minister said. He recalled that as of January 11, the average price of summer diesel fuel in Russia increased by 17% compared to with last year's level - up to 44,5 thousand rubles / ton, winter - 13%, up to 49 thousand rubles / ton.
“Accordingly, we have an increase in the cost of gasoline consumed by the transport of farmers: from 46,7 thousand rubles per ton, this figure increased by almost 7%,” he added. He also noted that further price increases “could immediately affect losses in the course of field work, ”and“ if in physical volume our needs are all closed, but what is happening today with prices is seriously worrying. ”
“I would like our today's conversation and subsequent work with our monopolies to lead to a certain fixing of the price, because further growth to the level of what has now taken place, we are very seriously worried,” D. Khatuov emphasized.
A source: http://agroobzor.ru