Ukrainians began to eat worse and more and more are cutting back on food, sales of food within the country for six months fell by 20%, inform the Data of the state service of statistics of Ukraine.
"The consumption of foodstuffs have concluded that more Ukrainians began to save on food," said service. Thus, the sale of food for January-June, according to statistics, fell almost 20%. Decreased consumption of meat and vegetables, dairy and fish products, juices and vegetable oil. Less steel to buy sugar, pasta and cereals, reports news Agency.
Director of the Ukrainian Association of suppliers Oleksiy Doroshenko emphasized changes in the structure of food: veal and pork, according to him, Ukrainians are more often replaced chicken as the most affordable meat and buy Less legitimate alcohol." in the first half of legal vodka the Ukrainians drank Less than 16%, " - said the expert. Austerity has affected the whole sphere of consumption. For the last 2 years the demand for consumer goods fell by 25%. A large part of household budgets is now spent on medical services and payment of utility bills, the Price of which has increased several times. This could not affect the small and medium business, whose Turnover due to the decrease in demand greatly fell, so was forced to leave the market almost half of manufacturers of food items as well as organizations providing services. In the foreseeable future, says Doroshenko, the situation is unlikely to change." Economic justification For increasing purchasing power there. Before the end of 2017, I think that the situation will not change for the better, " he said. For reviews of the expert, the economy needs real reforms, the most important tax, pension and judicial. Ukraine is experiencing a severe economic Crisis and political power. Last week, Kiev said about taking from the IMF tranche of aid to $ 1 billion – the amount was one and a half times Less than expected by the Ukrainian authorities. The IMF issued $ 1 billion may be enough just to patch the existing hole in the budget in 22, 8 billion hryvnia (0, 87 billion dollars). To exit from the fall, experts underline that the need for Ukraine to learn more to earn than to spend, however far from it on the background of breaking ties with Russia. In September the new price increase brought the level of communal services in Ukraine To the level of average salaries in the country. Documented record a decrease in the level of life satisfaction, in 2015, it fell To 4 points on a 10-point scale. The number of those who consider themselves poor in one year has reached 79%. The fall of the economy of Ukraine by results of 2015 was 10%, industrial production decreased by 13, 4%. Mining operations in the country in 2015 decreased by 14, 5%. Food production fell by eleven, 2%, in metallurgical industry the production decreased by 16, 4%, in mechanical engineering – 14, 6%. Retail trade turnover decreased by 20, 7%.