Inhabitants of the Nikolaev area began to buy less than food. And it isn't surprising - the prices in the markets considerably grew. The statistics testifies to it.
According to Head department of statistics in the Nikolaev area, sale of agricultural products in the markets for January - August, 2009 against January - August, 2008 decreased by 5,2%.
Thus the prices grew by 11,5%. Livestock products rose in price for 17,1%, their sale decreased by 7,3%. Sale of products of plant growing decreased by 5% at a rise in prices for 3,5%.
So, in August price index for potato I made 101, sugar - 164,5; beef - 94,7.