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Price anomaly: thanks to a rich harvest in Russia, Olivier salad has fallen in price

For calculations, analysts took the most traditional salad recipe for four servings.

For calculations, analysts took the most traditional salad recipe for four servings.

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Is this not a real New Year’s miracle: in the midst of raging inflation (according to Rosstat, prices for the year jumped by 12.4%), the most delicious attribute of the New Year fell in price. No, this is not snow: the association of producers Rusprodsoyuz has calculated the traditional Olivier index. And they found out that over the year the total price of salad ingredients decreased by 0.4%.

For calculations, analysts took the most traditional salad recipe for four servings: 500 g of potatoes, 200 g of carrots, 300 g of boiled sausage, 200 g of mayonnaise, 100 g of onions, 400 g of pickles, a jar of green peas of 380 g and 4 eggs . All this cost 375 rubles – 1.6 rubles cheaper than a year ago (for percentages, see “Specifically”).

The price reduction is the “merit” of vegetables: a year ago they were noticeably more expensive, but now they have fallen in price due to a good harvest. However, you should not rejoice too much. In previous years, the cost of Olivier soared above inflation: in 2021 by 15%, in 2020 by 7.7%. So in three years it has risen in price by 22.3%.

SPECIFICALLY

Change in prices for Olivier ingredients for the year

Potato – 33%

Carrot – 28%

Pickles – 21%

Onion – 8%

Eggs – 2%

Green peas 0%

Boiled sausage + 9%

Mayonnaise + 16%

According to Rusprodsoyuz.

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