Russia is discussing with Belarus the purchase of an additional several tens of tons of potatoes to stabilize prices for it. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to an interview with Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Victoria Abramchenko within the framework of SPIEF-2021.
“We are discussing the import of Belarusian potatoes with Belarus. But now a new harvest will start, and the potato situation will stabilize. The increase in potato imports will be at the level of several tens of tons, and Belarus is ready to provide such a volume. This is enough until the next harvest, ”Abramchenko said.
As noted by RIA Novosti, potatoes in Russia are actively growing in price in recent months. So, according to Rosstat, the growth in prices for it from May 25 to May 31 of this year amounted to 3,19% against 3,79% a week earlier and 3,04% from May 12 to 17. Since the beginning of the year as of May 31, the cost of potatoes has increased by 61,6%.