Hurricane death toll rises to 14 in Moscow, Moscow RegionWorld May 30, 9:52
One serviceman killed after An-26 plane makes hard landing in western RussiaWorld May 30, 9:15
Hurricane in central Russia damages over 180 roofs, nearly 2,000 carsWorld May 30, 8:59
Traces of Barents Sea plankton, bacteria from Madagascar found on ISS surfaceScience & Space May 30, 7:39
North Korean media boast successful ballistic missile launchWorld May 30, 7:03
At least 10 killed as militants shell Syria’s Deir ez-Zor — SANAWorld May 30, 5:49
Over 30,000 people in three Russian regions remain without electricity after stormWorld May 30, 5:28
Putin visits Russian cultural center in ParisSociety & Culture May 30, 3:37
Search engine Yandex denies transfer of Ukrainians' personal data to Russian intelligenceWorld May 30, 0:11
KAZAN, May 15 /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service said on Wednesday there were no grounds to probe into the growth of wholesale pork prices.
The Service’s deputy director, Andrei Tsyganov, ruled out a possibility of a cartel agreement between the numerous players on the Russian pork market. “The market is absolutely competitive, with an exception of just a few regions. We have nothing to do on this market,” he told Itar-Tass. “Price growth was caused by decreased pork imports from Europe over the threat of an African swine fever outbreak.”
According to the Russian State Statistics Agency, pork prices went up by 2.2% in the first week of May 2014 to 230.77 roubles (6.6U.S. dollars) per kilo. Meanwhile, the National Meat Association reported a growth of pork prices from 114 roubles (3.3 U.S. dollars) per kilo in January 2014 to 152 roubles (4.4 U.S. dollars) per kilo in April 2014. Russia’s pork imports in the first quarter of 2014 dropped by 27% on the same period last year.