The currently observed significant increase in fuel prices may negatively affect the conduct of field work in Russia. The First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia Dzhambulat Khatuov announced this on January 16 in his speech at a meeting of the Commission on Agroindustrial Complex of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, reports RIA Novosti.
"For us, the rise in prices for diesel fuel is critical, this will be reflected in the cost price depending on the number of works," the deputy minister said. At the same time, he recalled that as of January 11, the average price of summer diesel fuel in the Russian Federation increased by 17% in comparison from last year's level - up to 44,5 thousand rubles / ton, winter - by 13%, up to 49 thousand rubles / ton.
“Accordingly, we have a rise in the price of gasoline, which is consumed by the transport of farmers: from 46,7 thousand rubles per ton, this figure has grown by almost 7%,” he added. He also noted that a further rise in prices “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 worried. "
“I would like our today's conversation and subsequent work with our monopolies to lead to a certain fixation of the price, because further growth to the level of what has now taken place worries us very seriously,” D. Khatuov stressed.
A source: http://agroobzor.ru