In view of the end of Lent the rise in prices for most products of animal origin is anticipated in the second or third decade of April. Cost of meat is expected to increase by 7-12%. However, this price hike will be short-time and at the end of April prices are going to stabilize. Rising costs are connected with increasing demand for meat products, and currently the first indications of this trend influenced by increase of purchase prices for live cattle can be observed. Increase of price for eggs is expected as well, since the demand for them during Easter holidays is very high.
Vegetables of borsch set can get more expensive by 3-4% under the influence of seasonal factors and the necessity for agricultural companies to sale products prior to new harvesting. The cost of groceries (oil, sugar, buckwheat, flour) will be relatively stable with possible minor fluctuations within 2-3% due to reduction of stock levels and increase of demand. The cost of milk with the beginning of new season will be under pressure due to increased production output and, therefore, a slight decrease in prices by 3-6% can occur.