Prices in Ukraine this year will be steadier than in 2017, but there should not be price control. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman stated this on February 18 on the air of Ukraine TV channel, - Ukrayinska Pravda reports.
"We have made a number of changes that made it possible to start raising real incomes of the population due to the growth of the economy. This should be continued. I know for sure that the prices will be steadier in 2018 than in 2017", - he stated.
Groysman added that the nominal wage in Ukraine increased by 37% last year, and the real one - by 19%. In his opinion, the average wage in 2018 will be $370.
"If we look at price control, how can they be adjusted? That is all gas. Any regulation leads to a shortage of goods and a further price increase. I choose another way", - Groysman noted.
The head of the Cabinet of Ministers added that the greatest increase in prices in 2017 occurred in the market of meat and dairy products.
"For a variety of reasons. We start to restore livestock number this year… we will saturate the market with meat and milk, and prices will be steadier", - Groysman summed up.