The Russians started to look for sugar in the Internet, said the service «Yula»

© Flickr / squaccoРафинированный sugar. Archival photoThe Russians started to look for sugar in the Internet, said the service «Yula»© Flickr / squacco

The Russians started to look for sugar in Internet service ads «whirligig» for the month, the number of relevant searches tripled, and for a week the demand for sugar increased in 2 times, told RIA Novosti press-service.

According to the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation, in October in Russia there was the growth of wholesale prices for sugar. So, if as of 25 September, the wholesale price of sugar in the southern Federal district (Krasnodar acts as a basis for determining the price) amounted to 32.16 rubles per kilogram (an increase of 22% over the same period of 2017), as of 18 October, she was already 35,97 rubles per kilogram (an increase of 50% in annual terms). Consumer prices rose less: on September 24, the price was 41.13 rubles per kilogram (an increase of 1.6% in annual terms), on October 15 — 42.7 ruble (plus 5.4 percent). With the end of September saw an increase of stock exchange quotations on sugar-a raw.

On Friday, the head of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) Igor Artemyev said that the Agency within 10 days will study the situation with rising prices for sugar in Russia and report the results.

Against the background of rising sugar prices, the Russians began to actively look for it online. «Over the last month on the service ads Yula number of search queries related to the purchase of sugar increased by 3 times», — reported in a press-service, adding that in the last week the demand has doubled.

So, «sugar» began to look in 1,5 times more often, the queries «sugar» has increased 3.6 times, and «sugar in bulk» — five times. Peak search demand for this product falls on October 26-28, specified in «Julia».

Currently a kilo of sugar sellers in «Julia» asking an average of 36 rubles. More than other buy and sell sugar interests of the inhabitants of Krasnodar and Stavropol territories, Republic of Bashkortostan, Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk and Ulyanovsk regions.