Poll - Majority of Russians Trust Domestic Producers

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More than 70% of respondents favour goods made in Russia, while 26% remained neutral and only 3% confessed that they do not trust domestic producers, the research reults conducted by Gfk Rus showed on Wednesday.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Yevtukhov suggested that this level of confidence is inherent only in the food market.

Last year, Russians began to return to the pre-crisis consumption pattern, while volume of everyday goods consumption fell by 1.3%.

"We noticed that Russians turned to cheaper products in 2015-2016, but this trend had outlived itself at the end of last year. The consumer’s behaviour changes again and it is a signal of long-awaited growth in the markets," said Yekaterina Stepanyuk, the head for development of Gfk Rus.

According to experts, people have stopped choosing only cheaper products.

"At the end of 2016, we observed the growth in meat, pork and turkey segments, although these poultry products are slightly pricier than, for example, chicken meat," Stepanyuk explained.