the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of Russia intends to explore the reasons for the rise in price of lemons in Russia in 2,5 times. This was reported on the website of the Department.

the service indicated that the rise in the prices of these citrus were caused by reduced supplies and higher prices by foreign companies. However, the competition authority instructed to carry out testing because “there is reason to believe” that such a significant growth of prices for lemons can be the consequence of a cartel.

In the FAS said that the preventive work convened a meeting with major retail chains. In the first half of may already expect lower prices for lemons.

FAS is Also investigating the signs of cartel agreements in the sugar market, as well as a series of checks on suspicion of cartel suppliers and producers of buckwheat.

the Reason for the increase in sales was introduced in the Internet information about what ginger and lemon helps in the fight against coronavirus. It was subsequently refuted. About-fold increase in prices for these products in the Russian trading network reported in early April.