Russia witnessed a 15% surge in Easter prices, reveals research.
Moscow, April 15 – The minimum Easter set of Easter cake, cottage cheese, dyes and eggs this year will cost Russians an average of 739 rubles, which is 15% more than last year, according to analysts of the Check Index service calculated by the News Agency.
In 2023, Easter will fall on April 16 (in 2022 it will fall on April 24). The last week before the holiday – Holy Week – is the period of the most active demand for Easter goods. This year it falls on April 10-15 (last year – on April 18-23).
The authors of the study found that “Russians spend 739 rubles on the minimum Easter set of Easter cake, cottage cheese, dyes and eggs this year. This is 15% higher than last year’s level.”
The analysts also calculated spending on individual products in the group. Compared to last year, the average check for dyes for eggs has grown – by 27%, to 115 rubles. For cottage cheese, it increased by 11%, to 129 rubles, for Easter cake – by 7%, to 371 rubles, for eggs – by 4%, to 124 rubles.
“Check Index” experts note that the most people who spend on Easter cakes are in Primorye, Samara region, in the Orenburg region – more than 600 rubles. In Moscow, they take Easter cake for 380-400 rubles, in St. Petersburg – for 300-310 rubles.
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