Ukraine to examine the prices validity for oil-products
On April 21, 2014 the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine appealed to the Ministry of Fuel and Energy and Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine in order to assume the measures on the market recourses' saturation and examine the prices validity in retail and wholesale oil-products trade.
The Ministry stated to date there is the significant slippage of the fuel accumulation rates. The fuel is for the spring-field works finish and perform the harvest-works. The main reason of the stated problem is the prices significant increase for the oil-products.
According to the data of the monitoring, since the beginning of the current year in Ukraine there has been the prices increase for diesel fuel of 68%, for low-octane petrol – 60.2%.
The Ministry stated some of the fuel filling stations sell the limited quantities of the oil-products to the agricultural producers, which will cause the artificial deficit formation on the fuel market.
In the recent years in Ukraine the share of the light oil products in the costs for the plant products production totaled 12%, in the current year the stated rate will rise to 25% due to the prices increase. The stated issue will have the negative influence on the prices level for the food commodities and worsen the competitive ability of the domestic agricultural commodities on the foreign markets.
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