In less than a year, consumer prices have risen radically in the Sverdlovsk Region.
Compared to data from December 2013, the cost of goods and services increased by 6.1 percent in September 2014. The cost of goods and services increased 5.4 percent from December 2012 to September 2013, according to a state endorsed data statement from last year.
Some authorities say that a recent crop failure has affected several countries, causing prices to increase in many areas.
Over the past year, the cost of food has risen in general. Regular food products increased 8.7 percent, affecting the majority of groceries that citizens purchase. Milk and dairy products cost 22.2 percent more. Similarly increased costs affect seafood (including frozen fish), poultry, smoke meats, pork, and sugar.
Other food products rose from 5 to 9.9 percent, radically increasing the price of pasta, grains, canned fish, beverages, beef, chocolate, sugar, cheese, and canned meats and vegetables. Products that contain alcohol had a much more drastic increase, rising 8.9 percent from last year.