Kommersant: Russians have been warned of rising prices for medicines

Prices for medicines in the Russian Federation will rise in price by at least 8% at the end of 2021, thus exceeding inflation. It is reported by “Kommersant“With reference to the study of Promsvyazbank.

According to experts, the rise in drug prices is associated with the declining ruble exchange rate and an increase in the cost of imported raw materials. The analysts added that this could cause a shortage of some inexpensive basic medicines, as it would be disadvantageous for manufacturers to produce them due to rising costs for the substances.

In 2020, inflation in Russia reached 4.91% (December to December 2019) after 3.04% in the previous year. Moreover, the result of 2019 was the second lowest value of this indicator in the entire history of modern Russia. The absolute minimum was recorded at the end of 2017 – 2.5%, and in 2018 prices increased by 4.3%.

The official forecast of the Russian government for inflation for 2021 is 4.3% (the estimate was revised from 3.7%), the Central Bank’s – 4.7-5.2% (against the previous range of 3.7-4.2%) …

Source: Росбалт by www.rosbalt.ru.

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