Lemons have fallen in price by 30% over a year. According to RBC, they have become the product that has fallen in price most rapidly.
With the beginning of the pandemic, the lemon, as one of the "anti-coronavirus products", increased significantly in price, in some cases the mark-up was up to 500%. If at the end of six months of 2020, it was 189.4 rubles per 1 kilogram, this year - already 131.9 rubles. The average retail price per 1 kg in January-June 2021 has decreased by more than 30% as compared with the same period in 2020.
It is worth noting that garlic, which was in no less demand during the pandemic, also fell in price - from 254.5 to 229.6 rubles per 1 kg (minus 10%).
In addition, in the first half of 2021 millet prices went down considerably - by 11% (from 68.4 to 60.8 rubles per 1 kg). The cost of onions went down by 7% (from Br34.8 to Br32).
It should be noted that the other segments, on the contrary, showed growth. The leaders were the so-called "borsch set" vegetables - beets, carrots, potatoes, which went up in price by 69%, 56% and 50%, respectively.
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Author: Maria Buzanakova