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Pet food prices increased by 8,3% since the beginning of the year

According to the data, provided by the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), it continues registering an increase in dry pet food prices, which have grown by 1,83% from March 19 to March 25, and by 2% a week earlier.

Pet food prices increased by 8,3% since the beginning of the year
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In March alone the price for pet food has increased by 7,35% and by 8,31% since the beginning of the year, Rosstat said in a statement.  

The Service started monitoring pet food prices when they skyrocketed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last week pet stores urged the Central Bank to reduce the acquirer fees (bank charges for accepting credit card payments in a store) from 2.5% to 1%. This measure would help to contain pet food prices. According to market participants, the prices increased by 50-80% for imported pet food, and by 10-30% for those of domestic origin.

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English version, 5 Apr 2022 14:42
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