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Mordor: Capitalists have no homeland
  • According to the current data of the Federal Customs Service of Mordor, for 11 months of 2020, wheat exports from Mordor amounted to 33.7 million tons. The results of other countries are much more modest: for example, Canadian exports for 11 months amounted to 24.4 million tons, the USA (traditionally the main competitor) - 24.2 million tons, France - about 18.5 million tons, Ukraine - 17.6 million tons.

    Actually grain reserves are very low now and inflation on flour, pasta and bread set new records in years. Most of the money large exporters gained never returned to country.

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  • Somehow people started to live worse

    “A third of Russians reported having savings (33%), more often citizens of 18-24 years old (39%), Russians with incomplete higher and higher education (43%), as well as residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg (48%) have savings. More than half of the respondents answered that their family does not have savings (64%),” sociologists note.

    Sociologists record that “over the past year, 60% of Russians with savings were forced to spend them on unforeseen needs, of which only 6% spent almost all of their savings, 20% spent most of their savings, 34% a smaller part.” 37% of respondents (52% among 18-24-year-olds) did not have to spend their savings unscheduled.

    In addition, it became known that the majority of Russians who make savings do not save on the most necessary things in order to save money (69%), while 27% of respondents agreed with this statement.

    From October to December 2021, the Russians received 11.2 million microloans for 150.9 billion rubles. In annual terms, the increase was 117.9 percent, which was a record since 2019. The volume of new loans "before salary" increased by 85.1% in annual terms.

    According to the organization, the portfolio of microloans to individuals increased by 47.1% over the year and reached 234.1 billion rubles. The main growth was recorded in the last quarter of the year - the volume of people's debt on loans increased by 12.3%.

  • The number of persistent non-payers last year reached 8.6 million. These are the data of the Federal Bailiff Service.

    This indicator has become the maximum for the entire period of maintaining service statistics - since 2012 (then it was 2.2 million). Also in 2021, an acceleration in the growth rate of the number of citizens whose debts will be forcibly written off by a court decision was recorded.

    Over the year, the number of persistent non-payers increased by 1.6 million against last year's 1.2 million. Earlier, in 2020, 7 million such cases were opened, in 2019 - 5.8 million, in 2018 - 4.4 million , in 2017 - 3.2 million, etc.

    The bailiffs plan to recover from the Russians on the enforcement cases started last year, debts totaling 1.1 trillion rubles. This is 40 billion more than in 2020. Previously, the maximum growth of this indicator was observed in 2019 compared to 2018 (+65 billion), as well as in the crisis year 2015 by 2014 (+195 billion), according to statistics.

  • Mordor also wants to fight with food inflation, kind of

    The Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) will limit the trade margin to five percent for a number of socially significant products.

    This issue was discussed at a meeting with the participation of the head of the Ministry of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev and the deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Viktor Yevtukhov. The departments are planning to develop a list of products for retail chains, which will be subject to the trade margin.

    It is expected that this list will include beets, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, onions, milk, cottage cheese, butter, kefir, sugar and non-durable bakery products. The maximum trade margin will be valid until the start of the new agricultural season - July 1, 2022.

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  • Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed to check the prices for PCR tests in Russian clinics

    The Prime Minister instructed the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) to check the reasonableness of prices for PCR tests in Russia. The prime minister's initiative was prompted by inadequate prices for tests. In Vladivostok, for example, private clinics ask for up to 2,000 rubles for analysis, and it is valid for only two days. In Moscow, a PCR test in commercial network laboratories with a result within a day will cost 2.8 thousand rubles.

    The production of PCR tests, according to State Duma deputy from A Just Russia Oleg Nilov, is much cheaper than the cost of the test itself. The costs of manufacturers in the Ministry of Industry and Trade were not disclosed, but the purchase price is 120-150 rubles. Everything else is cheating laboratories.

    Real self cost for test manufacturing is around 35 rubles, up to 50 with packing. Highly automated test procedure itself is around 100-200 rubles.

  • Large federal retailers will comply with the recommendations of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) and limit the mark-up on basic products - no more than 10% by the end of the year, the service said.

    Tander JSC (Magnit and Dixy retail chains) and X5 Retail Group (Pyaterochka, Perekrestok, Karusel, Chizhik retail chains) are ready to limit the maximum mark-up level to ten percent, and the retail chain "Bristol" - ten to fifteen percent. Margins below the maximum level will remain and will not increase, "- said the FAS.

    This usually means that they'll hike prices a lot, but will do it by placing intermediary in the supply chain.

    Another approach:

    Chains have very tricky pricing. There are payments for shelf space, marketing bonuses, etc.

    For example, a supplier supplies goods to the network at 100 rubles / piece, the network makes its own markup, for example, 10%. On the shelf, the product costs 110 rubles.

    But! There is a marketing bonus, for example, 35% of the delivery price. That is, a network of 100 rubles. will take from the supplier an additional 35 rubles, and the supplier will pay 65 rubles. That is, the actual markup is (110-65) / 65 * 100% = 69.23%. Marketing bonus and shelf fees are purely negotiable things and can't be restricted.

  • Chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos defined 2021 as "a phenomenal year" for Rolls-Royce.

    "We delivered more cars than at any time in the marque's 117-year history with unprecedented demand for all products in every global market.

    "If you order a Rolls-Royce today, you will expect to take delivery of it about a year from now," he said.

    Luxury British carmaker Bentley also reported a record in 2021 as global sales soared 31%.

    This is where billions of profits went to.

  • The FTS disclosed that the profit of organizations in Russia for the first three quarters of 2021 increased by 51% compared to the same period in 2020, to 19.2 trillion rubles.

    In exactly same time average Mordor citizen can buy around 35% less food compared to early 2020. Interesting coincidence?

  • At the end of 2021, electricity exports from Russia increased by 2.2 times compared to last year and reached 25 billion kWh.

    Sales volumes increased as a result of lower air temperatures in the winter of 2021 and higher temperatures in the summer of 2021 (for air conditioners).

    The largest consumers of Russian electricity are Finland (an increase of 3.2 times), the Baltic countries (an increase of 1.5 times), Georgia (an increase of 2.9 times). By the way, in 2021, Ukraine resumed the purchase of electricity in Russia and Belarus.

    Isn't it fun that capitalists actually sell something that don't belong to them to their public enemies? Greed and misery.

  • At the end of last year, Russia submitted for discussion by the Eurasian Economic Commission a further reduction in the reduction of the duty-free threshold for parcels in cross-border trade. As usual, they plan to increase the temperature of the frog gradually. From the current € 200 to € 20 by 2024. They also want to introduce a duty of € 1 for parcels worth less than € 20.

    According to the document, Russia wants to establish a new duty-free threshold for goods for personal use. The current rules, according to which a 15% duty is imposed only on purchases over € 200 or more than 31 kg, will remain in effect until June 30, 2022. Further it is proposed:

    • from July 1 to December 31, 2022 - reduce the duty-free threshold to € 100
    • from January 1 to December 31, 2023 - up to € 50
    • from January 1, 2024 - up to € 20.

    The duty remains the same: 15% on the entire "extra" cost (ie, what will be above € 20).

    Additionally, from January 1, 2024, it is proposed to introduce a duty of € 1 for parcels weighing up to 31 kg, the cost of which does not exceed € 20.

  • In 2021 average family food consumption dropped and quality of food is much worse

    But... it is by design...

    Exports of Russian agricultural products by December 19 increased by 20.8%, to $ 34.179 billion.

    In the same time only around 2-3% of this increase are due to increased production, all else had been obtained by ripping domestic families.

    The main buyer - the European Union with a share of 13.1% - has increased imports since the beginning of the year by 40%, to $ 4.484 billion.

    Around 99% of this increase are due to fake money, made by EU central bank. not because of any increase of EU exports.

    In second place is Turkey. The country increased purchases by 38.1%, to $ 4.132 billion. Its share in the total volume of Russian agricultural exports is 12.1%.

    Same thing, Turkey is printing lira as mad.

    In third place is China. Exports to the PRC have fallen since the beginning of the year by 12.8% due to the ban on the import of Russian fish and amounted to $ 3.354 billion. The share in the total volume is 9.8%.

    Same for China, who injected many trillions USD.

    The top 10 importers of Russian agricultural products also include South Korea, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

    Main articles of agricultural export of the Russian Federation:

    • grain - $ 10.437 billion (+ 10%)
    • fat and oil products, mainly sunflower oil - $ 6.723 billion (+ 48.9%)
    • fish and seafood - $ 6.56 billion (+ 28.4%).

    And this is exact categories with highest drop of domestic consumption. For some fish products since 2000 reduction of domestic consumption is 7 to 10 times.

  • People live better and better

    The survey has shown that 43% of Russians have no savings. Another 13% could live on the accumulated money for no more than a month. 18 percent of savings would be enough for two months, 11 percent - from three months to six months.

    Only 8% of Russians would be able to live on the accumulated money for six months, and only 7% would last a whole year.

    Over the past year, the number of those without savings has grown by 3%. For 13 years, their number has increased by 15%.

  • Russians warned of rising prices for poultry meat

    Due to the lack of amino acids and vitamins, feed mills in Russia were under threat of shutdown. Because of this, problems with poultry meat may begin in the country. First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov was warned about this by the National Meat Association (NMA), writes Kommersant.

    The Ministry of Agriculture confirmed the existence of the problem. In turn, the Rosselkhoznadzor indicated that they are working on expanding imports. The IA indicated that this threatens with a temporary shutdown of factories and an increase in the cost of the meat industry. As the newspaper notes, there are difficulties not only with imported products, but also with the supply of Russian components.

  • At the same time in the parasites land...

    The total fortune of Russian billionaires since the beginning of the year has grown by $ 145 billion (+ 30%). It is the second largest increase in percentage after India and the third in terms of money after the US and India. The American Forbes estimated the total fortune of billionaires from Russia at $ 630 billion (as of the close of trading on Friday, December 3) - this is the fifth place among the countries of the world.

  • Salaries distribution among workers

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    Most people get such salaries that you can't even eat properly with necessary vitamins and nutrients.

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  • Post Bank conducted a survey of Russians on social networks on the topic of financial difficulties before paychecks. 34% of the respondents answered that they regularly do not have enough money before their salaries, 40% sometimes experience such difficulties. 26% of survey participants said that they had never encountered such a problem. In total, more than 2,000 people aged 17-55 took part in the survey.

    Of those who need money before their paychecks, 38% of the respondents said that they do not have enough up to 5,000 rubles, another 31% need an amount from 5,000 to 10,000 rubles. 21% of respondents named 10,000 rubles as the required amount before salary. Another 10% answered that they need more than 20,000 rubles.

    About 57% of those who experience financial difficulties have a credit card and regularly solve their financial problems before paycheck using it.

    Another 32% prefer to borrow from friends and acquaintances. 8% of survey participants apply for money to microfinance organizations. And only 3% of respondents are ready to take a consumer loan in such cases.

  • The average earnings of a Russian official in 2020 amounted to 82 thousand rubles a month. This amount is three times higher than the average income of a Russian citizen for the same period, calculated by Rosstat (27 thousand rubles a month).

    Experts have studied 116,922 declarations of officials from all regions of Russia. They were submitted by the heads of various ministries, departments, as well as deputies.

    The organization also compared the incomes of officials and residents in each of the subjects of the country. The leaders in terms of the income gap were Tuva (the income of officials is seven times higher than that of ordinary citizens) and Ingushetia (six times the gap).

    The highest median incomes were for officials in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (241 thousand rubles a month), Moscow (216 thousand) and Yakutia (185 thousand).

  • In the third quarter of 2021, fraudsters stole 3.2 billion rubles from bank clients through unauthorized money transfers, while banks returned only 7.7% of the stolen funds to clients, or less than 250 million rubles.

    So, banks love fraudsters.

  • Clothes and footwear will rise in price by another 25%

    Prices for clothing and footwear added 10-15% in 2021, and in 2022 the growth will accelerate and amount to 15-20%, analysts at Fashion Consulting Group predict and retailers confirm.

    The costs of manufacturers and suppliers are growing in all respects: fabric has risen in price this year by an average of 15%, logistics services - by 20%, the cost of footwear production has increased within 7-15%.

    “The highest price increase is expected for premium price segment goods - up to 30-40% and more restrainedly, within 20-25%, for mid-segment brands,” warns FCG CEO Anna Lebsak-Kleimans.

    The rise in prices for clothing and footwear promises a new headache for Russians, more than half of whom, according to Rosstat, live on less than 27 thousand rubles a month.

    Already, a third of the Russian population, according to a survey by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, is experiencing difficulties in purchasing the simplest basic goods. As of November, 25% said they can only afford food, and there is no longer enough money to buy clothes and shoes. 9% complained that it was difficult to even buy food.

  • Capitalists and big inflation

    The export of products of the agro-industrial complex (AIC) of Russia by November 28 amounted to $ 31.2 billion, which exceeds the figure for the entire last year ($ 30.5 billion) and is 21% more than on the same date last year, the Agroexport center under the Ministry of Agriculture reports. ...

    The highest growth rates continue to be demonstrated by the fat and oil industry: since the beginning of the year, the export of fat and oil products has grown by 49%, to $ 6.185 billion. The bulk of exports falls on grain - they were supplied for $ 9.415 billion (an increase of 10%). Exports of fish and seafood from the Russian Federation increased by 29%, to $ 6.08 billion, meat and dairy products - by 30%, to $ 1.328 billion, food and processing industry products - by 11%, to $ 4.145 billion. Supplies of other agricultural products increased by 11 %, to $ 4.083 billion.

    The EU remains the largest buyer of Russian agricultural products: shipments to European countries increased by 44%, to $ 4.171 billion.

    Note that in all food categories that capitalists exported we have big inflation locally or even huge price jumps.

  • Another reason for the rise in prices for furniture is the rise in prices for components, almost all of them come to our country from abroad. To compensate for the costs, manufacturers raised their selling prices - metal office furniture became the leader in terms of growth by a wide margin - it grew in price by 70 percent. In second place in terms of growth are mattresses, by 45 percent. Kitchen furniture has become more expensive by 40 percent.

    Fun thing is that salaries for workers who make all this furniture did not changes much, at best 3-5%.

  • Three percent of the richest Russians own 92% of all time deposits and 89% of the country's financial assets. These are the findings of a study by the Higher School of Economics and Vnesheconombank.

  • Windows prices and greedy capitalists

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    The massive robbery started in the summer of 2020, which is typical. In particular, prices for flat glass have been growing since July 2020 without stopping. But only in September 2021 the FAS got excited, finally deigning to behold the dominant position of a narrow circle of manufacturers and their abuse. The analysis, and without it it was difficult to divide one figure by another, showed that prices for flat glass from July 2020 to July 2021 increased by more than 80%.

    Glass prices continued to rise after July 2021, exceeding the initial level by more than 100%, gaining a foothold somewhere closer to the + 150% level.

    In 2019, the net profit of the Salavatsteklo plant amounted to 1.755 billion rubles. with revenue of 8.5 billion, link. Profitability 25% - even before the price rally starts. Industry players have long been able to take turns stopping production lines for scheduled repairs during seasons of high demand, thereby creating an annual artificial shortage of glass as a reason for a tangible increase in prices. But in comparison with new achievements, past successes look like a pitiful shadow.

    The true magic began in 2020. Salavatsteklo's revenue for the first pandemic year increased by 12% and amounted to 9.513 billion rubles. But since prices rose by tens of percent, there is a decline in physical volumes of production. But this did not interfere with the growth of net profit by as much as 75% - up to 3.069 billion rubles. An almost multiple jump in profits against the background of a decrease in physical volumes of production - this is where success lives!

    Further more. The average price level in 2021 exceeded the level of 2019 much more significantly than in the first phase of the rally - in 2020. Meanwhile, the cost of energy, infrastructure and labor rose in price at the usual rate - no faster than 4-6% per year. The result was not long in coming. For the first half of 2021, Salavatsteklo's revenue amounted to 5.7 billion rubles. against 3.7 for the same period in 2020, while net profit more than tripled - from 0.976 to 3 billion, i.e. the whole increase in revenue into profit. Considering that the main peak of sales always falls in the second half of the year, and that it will also have the highest price level, the annual profit should be expected, extrapolating from the results of 2020, close to 10-12 billion rubles.

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  • Two weeks ago, Russian cucumber was actively purchased by Belarusian wholesale companies, and through Belarus it was re-exported to the markets of Poland and Ukraine. But from the beginning of this week, representatives of greenhouse plants in the Russian Federation began to actively increase the selling prices for cucumbers.

    So, just since the beginning of the week, greenhouse cucumbers from local factories have increased in price by an average of 33%. Today, the supply of greenhouse cucumbers on the Russian market is extremely limited, and this also applies to imported products, the volumes of which have sharply decreased. In this situation, local greenhouse plants were able to raise prices for cucumbers almost every day. So, today these products go on sale at 80-130 rubles / kg ($ 1.07-1.74 / kg), while last week selling prices in this segment started from 60 rubles / kg ($ 0, 80 / kg).

    It is worth noting that the rise in prices affected not only the local cucumber, but imports this week entered at a much higher price. So, at the moment on the Russian market in small volumes there is a cucumber produced in Kazakhstan. At the same time, the selling prices for imported cucumber start at 85 rubles / kg ($ 1.14 / kg), which is on average 1.5 times more expensive than at the end of the last working week. It should be reminded that a week ago, the Russian market offered an abundance of imported cucumber produced in Iran and Kazakhstan, and the selling prices for these products were announced from 55 rubles / kg ($ 0.74 / kg).

    We add that today a greenhouse cucumber in the Russian Federation is already on average 30% more expensive than a year earlier. At the same time, most of the key market players have no doubts about the further rise in prices for these products.

    This is core capitalism issue - each capitalist is ready to destroy society or even destroy their own product if they can gain more personally. Little cancer parasites on the body of society.

  • In connection with a sharp rise in the price of coal products imported to the territory of the region from the Kemerovo region, a difficult situation has developed in the Altai region with regard to the supply of coal intended for sale to the population. So, the cost of coal at the coal mines of Kuzbass in June 2021 amounted to one of the grades from 1.5 thousand per ton, in October from 2.6 thousand per ton - an average increase of 60%. At the same time, the cost of fuel delivery by rail has risen by 50-60%.

    In June, delivery of coal from Kuzbass to Slavgorod cost 800 rubles, now its cost is approaching 1.5 thousand rubles. There is also a real shortage of coal on the market due to the fact that most of it is exported.

    How citizens can compete with to new extra yachts for coal mining facilities owners?