Prices for equipment in Moscow and St.-Petersburg could rise by 10-20 per cent in February 2016. This was stated by member of the Presidium of the chamber of Commerce Alexander Borisov in an interview to “Russian news service”.
According to Borisov, the first price increase will affect imported products and goods by those domestic producers that use components from abroad. “It is inevitable. The main thing that did not grow a psychological component, so-called inflation expectations, neither the manufacturers nor the suppliers,” — said Borisov.
According to the representative of the Association of trading companies and manufacturers of electrical household and computer technics (RATEK) Anton Guskov, in case of preservation of current rates for foreign currency grows and the prices of the computers. According to him, in 2015 the rise in price of computer equipment was 30% compared with the previous year. “While the situation is unstable. To wait reduction in price is not worth it,” concluded Andrei.
Now the surge in buying activity, similar to what was observed at the end of 2014, experts say. “At the end of last year was unhealthy excessive demand. This year, in the period December — early January don’t see this trend. People largely ended free money”, — said the representative of RATEK.
On 28 January, the April futures price for a barrel of North sea Brent crude oil was close to 33 dollars. While the dollar is 77.6 rubles, the Euro fell to 85 rubles. The official Euro to ruble set by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on January 28, fell to 3.04 ruble — to 85,8459 of the ruble, the dollar — on 2,84 ruble to 78,9969 ruble, follows from the data of the Bank of Russia.
January 14, first Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia Ksenia Yudaeva said that inflation risks in Russia have increased due to the weakening of the ruble. According to Rosstat, in 2015 inflation was 12.9%. Products for the year rose by 14%, home appliances — by 16.8%.