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Ministry of Agriculture: food stocks in Georgia are in abundance

Ministry of Agriculture: food stocks in Georgia are in abundance

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TBILISI, March 14 – Sputnik. The population of Georgia can be sure that there are enough food supplies in the country, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Giorgi Khanishvili said on the air of Channel One. butter. They also talked about a possible increase in prices for bakery products. Sugar turned out to be the most demanded product among the residents of Georgia, who fear its rise in price or shortage. The stocks of stores, designed for several days, ran out in a day, and the empty shelves became a reason for a new panic. According to the deputy head of the Ministry of Agriculture, the fears of the population were absolutely groundless. 400 tons of sugar, and in the whole country 1.6 thousand tons. On Tuesday, a ship with 1.5 thousand tons of sugar will be unloaded, and on Thursday 30 wagons with 2 thousand tons of sugar will come by rail. So, we supply so much sugar that, I think, these people will have it until next year,” Khanishvili said. In 2021, 120.7 thousand tons of sugar were imported to Georgia, of which 57 thousand tons came from Brazil. Ukraine is only in the eighth place in the list of importers, and Russia is in the 12th place at all. Khanishvili assures that there was no reason to worry about the flour. There can be no shortage of sugar in Georgia: recent trends, prices and main suppliers >> as a rule, emotion is a bad adviser,” he concluded. Khanishvili also said that the ministry is constantly in touch with large importers, chain store managers, associations, and the department is constantly monitoring. Based on their information, the Ministry of Agriculture declares with confidence that nothing threatens the country’s reserves. The Deputy Minister recalled a similar stir among the population in the spring of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began, but when the population was provided with relevant information, the panic subsided in two or three days. “And now we think that emotions have subsided, and we do not expect any problems,” Khanishvili said. According to him, the government has taken all necessary measures to inform the public that nothing threatens everything else depends on individuals.Subscribe to video news from Georgia on our YouTube channel.

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Sugar turned out to be the most demanded product among the residents of Georgia, who fear its rise in price or shortage.

TBILISI, March 14 – Sputnik. The population of Georgia can be sure that the country has enough food supplies, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Giorgi Khanishvili said on Channel One.

Fearing the events around Ukraine of rising prices and shortages, the population began to panic buying sugar, salt, soda and sunflower oil. They also talked about a possible increase in prices for bakery products.

“The shelves are empty, but the stores simply cannot be stocked in half an hour. Because this is a logistical problem, and if we have a delay somewhere today, then this is a logistical problem, otherwise there is an excess of stocks in the country. I want to once again assure the people of Georgia that we have no reason to worry about stocks,” Khanishvili said.

Sugar turned out to be the most demanded product among the residents of Georgia, who fear its rise in price or shortage. Stocks of stores, designed for several days, ended in a day, and empty shelves became a reason for new panic.

According to the deputy head of the Ministry of Agriculture, the fears of the population were absolutely groundless.

“I want to assure the public that sugar is supplied regularly and there are reserves in the country. There are 400 tons of sugar in Tbilisi alone, and 1.6 thousand tons in the whole country. On Tuesday, a ship with 1.5 thousand tons of sugar will be unloaded, and on Thursday 30 wagons with 2,000 tons of sugar will come to the railway, so we supply so much sugar that I think these people will have it until next year,” Khanishvili said.

In 2021, 120.7 thousand tons of sugar were imported to Georgia, of which 57 thousand tons came from Brazil. Ukraine in the list of importers is only in eighth place, and Russia is in 12th place.

Khanishvili assures that there was no reason to worry because of the flour.

There can be no shortage of sugar in Georgia: latest trends, prices and main suppliers >>

“On the contrary, the mills had an excess of flour that they could not sell, and in fact it turned out that there was suddenly a great demand. So, as a rule, emotion is a bad adviser,” he concluded.

Khanishvili also said that the ministry is constantly in touch with large importers, chain store managers, associations, and the ministry is constantly monitoring. Based on their information, the Ministry of Agriculture declares with confidence that nothing threatens the country’s reserves.

The Deputy Minister recalled a similar excitement among the population in the spring of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began, but when the relevant information was provided to the population, the panic subsided in two to three days.

“And now we think that emotions have subsided, and we do not expect any problems,” Khanishvili said.

According to him, the government has taken all necessary measures to inform the public that the stocks are not in danger, and everything else depends on individuals.

Subscribe to video news from Georgia on our YouTube channel.

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