Why are prices up?
Now many people in the country are concerned about the rising prices for various products. And some absolutely do not understand what is the cause of this problem. In this article we will try to understand why the prices of food, clothing and housing have risen. Note that in the framework of a small article to consider such a problem is difficult. Therefore, in it the reader will be able to find only the main points that are the cause of the rise in prices in Russia.
What is the reason for the rapid price increase
At the moment, it is believed that the main reason for the rise in prices for clothing and food, as well as housing, is the deterioration of the situation in the country. Due to the fact that the fall in energy prices in the world was approximately 48 percent, in our country the turnover of money supply decreased to a significant extent. Most of the income in Russia, as you know, is the turnover of energy resources, especially oil. With the fall in oil prices, many foreign companies began to carry out an outflow of investments from the country, and many Russian companies were threatened with bankruptcy.Including the construction sector companies that produce building materials. They are forced to raise the cost of building materials, which they produce themselves, and also buy at a higher exchange rate currencies from other countries.
Thus, the first reason for the rise in prices is the cheapening of the cost of oil and, as a result, the depreciation of the ruble. The second reason, as a result, is inflation.
Finally, the third reason is speculation. It is no secret that at the moment the Federal Antimonopoly Service is monitoring price increases. Its task is to control the situation with an unreasonable increase in the prices of food and drugs. However, in the case of real estate and clothing, as well as other types of products, the antimonopoly service does not have enough authority, as well as time to exercise control. After all, the priority areas are primarily the food sector and pharmaceuticals. Meanwhile, the FAS has repeatedly noted serious speculation in many food products, as well as medicines.