Rosstat reports that over the past month, lemon prices in Russia have become 2.5 times higher. According to experts, this was due to rumors that the fruit supposedly helped protect you against the coronavirus. Other fruits and vegetables also recorded significant increases in April.
Statistics show, in that month, the price of onions rose by 49.9%; garlic became 25.7% more expensive; the cost of cabbage and carrots increased by 17.1%; potatoes saw their price rise by 16%, and that of beets by 10.7%. Apples went up by 8.8% and oranges, by 8.4%. At the same time, the cost of cucumbers fell by 20.6%, and that of tomatoes, by 10.3%.
Experts believe that the increase in fruit and vegetable prices is clearly linked to an increase in the cost of products in general.