The head of the Federal Fisheries Agency Ilya Shestakov said during a meeting with the Plenipotentiary of the Federal District of the Far East Yuri Trutn that the agency is discussing price fixing with the industry associations of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Fish products in the Russian market, Kommersant reports, citing three sources who took part in the meeting. The Federal Fisheries Agency has confirmed the publication information. The Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Commerce, the Trout apparatus, and the industrial organizations did not respond to inquiries.
According to the sources, the meeting did not talk about specific types of fish products, the prices of which are planned to be fixed, և the border value. The publication’s interlocutors noted that the Federal Agency for Fisheries has proposed a mechanism similar to the fixing of sugar and rose oil prices in 2020. Producers and retailers then agreed that the retail price of sugar would not exceed 46 rubles and that of coconut oil 110 rubles.
Market participants reported that in two weeks the wholesale price of the stem increased from 90 to 120-130 rubles. in kg. The source of the industry clarified that the price of fish in the domestic market is affected by export prices. Alexander Efremov, head of the Dobroflot group of companies, said that Russian fish export prices had risen by 40% in a month, so it was more profitable for fish producers to sell them abroad. Processors can not raise prices in the domestic market, because in that case the fish will not be in demand.
Market participants suggested setting prices for certain types of fish, such as herring and mackerel, or marking the export of fish products. The interlocutor of the publication mentioned from the retailers that the fixing of sugar prices did not bring anything good. It has risen in price for industrial consumers, and in recent weeks it has been bought in retail chains for resale. In his opinion, if the same contract is signed for fish products, the situation may be repeated. X5, Auchan, Metro Cash & Carry, Lenta և Magnit did not respond to public inquiries.