Cash equivalent of the rational norm of food products' consumption in Ukraine is 862 hryvnias monthly, expert on agrarian markets Taras Vysotski informed, ForUm correspondent reports.

According to him, this is a rational, not minimal norm, needed for normal vital activity of a man in accordance with medical requirements.

"In 2011 the cash equivalent of such food basket has reduced comparing to the last year with its 873 hryvnias monthly. Such reduction is related to the reduction of price for some goods, especially vegetables," Vysotski said.  

Earlier, an official of the Ministry for Agrarian policy Serhiy Petrenko declared that the minimal food product basket of a Ukrainian requires 470 hryvnias and includes 30 main products.

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