The Ministry has proposed to add to the basket of meat and fish

The Ministry has proposed to add to the basket of meat and fish

The head of Department Maxim Topilin also believes that may have to change the ratio between the share of food products and the share of non-food goods and services.

MOSCOW, January 9. /TASS/. Labor Minister Maxim Topilin offered to improve the composition of the consumer basket.

He said this in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, published on Tuesday.

In the current basket, “too much” grain products and potatoes, and, conversely, not enough meat and fish products, vegetables and fruits. To bring food set to optimal – the main task of the new consumer basket.Maxim Telingana Labor

Labor Minister did not rule out the possibility of changing the ratio of share of food, which now accounts for 50%, and the share of manufactured goods (25%) and services (25%).

According to the head of Department, in most countries switched to a different order of determination of the subsistence minimum. “It is set in percent of median of per capita income. Figures take different — from 40 to 60% of the median income depending on the economic possibilities of the country. By the way, the current minimum wage in Russia is about 43% of the median per capita income,” — said Topilin.

“A lot depends on how accurately and completely we can measure income of the population”, — the Minister added.