In the stores prices have fallen ginger. Some time ago the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) has informed that a conspiracy of speculators in the product are prevented and in many regions the cost was rolled back to the previous values of 400-700 rubles per kg compared to 3 to 7 thousand in March. However, prices did not stop and continued its decline. On some shelves of ginger is traded for 200-300 rubles per kg, and even cheaper. According to experts, the suppliers have moderate appetites just because the product started to deteriorate: in warehouses full of ginger, which consumers think better of it, stopped buying for the fabulous price. However, experts warn: as soon as the stocks sell out, prices will rise even stronger than before the crisis.

Shopping online always react to demand, and very quickly. Cost the Russians at the end of March to hear media reports that ginger supposedly has “healing” properties to fight off viruses, as immediately jumped and prices — it’s shopping saw increased demand for the product, which is used to buy very rarely.

But the hype was short-lived, the myth of the magical properties of ginger have been debunked, and to spend thousand consumers in the mass could not. In mid-April Antimonopoly service across all regions reported that the market managed to stabilise the retail price of the product and lead them to the pre-crisis level in the 400-700 rubles per kilo. “The agiotage slept, the cost after explosive jump is restored. The average price of ginger now 300-600 rubles. Entrepreneurs decided to capitalize on high demand for ginger, now face losses,” — said the Chairman of the Bashkir Parliament Konstantin Tolkachev.

it’s safe to say that ginger is more the Russians will not buy in such quantities, as at the end of March – early April, said the “MK” Executive Director of Goldman Group Dmitry Helmersen. “Prices will decrease or return to normal for dealers to balance levels of “demand-offer-margin””, — he said.

as for other equally “wonderful” means of coronavirus – lemon, according to experts, the price of the product and if will decrease, is insignificant. This product is not produced in Russia in sufficient quantity, and the supply of lemons from abroad depend on the exchange rate of the ruble and the dollar. Probably because the ruble will continue to devalue, the cost of lemons will grow. But the garlic, which our country itself produces, and buys in other countries (in China, for example), likely cheaper in the summer. The new crop will be harvested and available in stores. And the more you offer, the lower the price.

a Leading analyst of the Forex Optimum Ivan kapustyasky thinks otherwise. Rising prices for products such as ginger, lemon, garlic which usually uses us��tion as a means for immune support, was due to a purely speculative component, he says. Citizens rushed to buy the ginger because of a myth that it protects against coronavirus, and suppliers and retailers gladly took advantage of the situation, and in the Wake of sudden demand lifted prices.

“Now the demand for these products slept, but not because people lost faith in the positive effect of lemon or ginger. Citizens no longer bought Pro stock, and acquire it only for the current use. Accordingly, the change in demand is immediately reflected in the actions of suppliers who can’t sell stocks. The product is not spoiled, it is trying to implement, but with the discount, so prices fell even below the averages which have been before the pandemic,” explains kapustyasky.

According to the analyst, as soon as the situation with stocks of ginger and other “antiviral” products stabiliziruemost, prices will rise again and perhaps even higher than before the crisis. According to experts, the price will vary from 400 to 600 rubles. This is due to the exchange rate. Ginger comes from abroad and, therefore, responds to changes in the dollar.

In this regard, the experts of “MK” half-jokingly recommend: best not to depend on currency exchange rates, or import, and to grow garlic at his dacha, and a lemon on the windowsill in the apartment. Ginger, you can buy less often and in small amounts when it is needed for preparing home-cooked meals.