Ukrainians are trying to abandon rapidly depreciating hryvnia - citizens buy large volumes of products long-term storage, gadgets and appliances. The national currency in just one year fell by almost 4 times, most accelerated devaluation after the transition of the National Bank of Ukraine to the market rate of the hryvnia. Fear of price increases due to a new round of devaluations, but mainly due to the introduction of the authorities of the tax deductions for imports in the amount of 5-10%, the Ukrainians are trying to stock up on the necessities.
this week the Ukrainian national currency continued to depreciate, last Friday, the official rate was 27, 8 hryvnia per dollar, on Tuesday dropped to 28, 3 UAH. In exchange UAH took 30-33 hryvnia per dollar, and sold at 34-36 UAH.
journalist Last news visited several supermarkets and retail outlets techniques in Kiev city centre and residential areas. According to his observations, a small flurry observed in many shops of the capital, however, devastated the shelves were noticed.
As told one of the largest authorized retailers, customers mostly buy large quantities of cereals, sunflower oil, flour, and household chemicals. According to him, accumulating in warehouses as long as allow you to meet the increased demand, although to rewrite the tags now have on a daily basis.
along with this, most exporters currently stopped purchasing items abroad, for fear of loss." Don't even know what to do. Rates change every day, put in the contract the price of one, and the next day it turns out that the money is already not cover expenses. Probably, it will be necessary for some time to stop at some time own business, until stabilizes the course, " said Fins news private entrepreneur Alexander.
The customer Irina in the supermarket in the 1st of the residential areas of the capital of Ukraine complained of ever rising prices.
"Prices change daily, for this reason you have to stock up. Perishable products, do not buy, take pasta, cereals, canned food, oil for some time enough, " said the woman in the cart which was 10 bottles of sunflower oil.
along with this, according to the Ukrainian journal of UNN, many grocery shopping networks Kiev there are limits on the implementation of grocery items socially significant group, the prices of which are regulated by the government. According to the publication, the restriction applies to such items As buckwheat (in one hand - no more than 2 packages), flour (3-5 kg), sugar (3-5 kg), sunflower oil (two bottles). Bread, rice, potatoes, dairy and meat products restrictions are not imposed.
most try to put the hryvnia depreciated in new equipment. For example, in an electronics store in the center of Kiev gathered a huge turn, citizens are buying everything - phones, tablets, computers. Kyiv Anatoliy, said Last news that decided to invest in the purchase of a smartphone." at the beginning of last week, the IPhone 5s in the store cost about 12 thousand UAH (about 430 dollars at the current exchange rate), I have spare money and not bought, today he is almost 20 thousand UAH (about 715 dollars). I decided to take tomorrow it will be worth 2 times more expensive, " said Anatoly.
Ukrainian media said that the speculative demand is observed equally in the regions. For example, according to the Internet portal " To " empty the shelves were observed in Lviv and Uzhgorod." citizens of the bags are bought in large quantities of flour and sugar, the deficit also cereals and sunflower oil, which carry away the whole box, " writes the magazine.
The national Bank of Ukraine in the context of monetary surveillance banned authorized banks to buy foreign exchange on behalf of customers to 27 February 2015 inclusive.
Now Ukraine is in a difficult political crisis, which affects its economy and the public sector, in fact the country is on the verge of default. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that in 2015, the country faces the challenge to survive, it will be difficult to absolutely all social strata. According to the NBU, in the past year the country's GDP decreased by 7, 5%, hryvnia devalued twice.