Senior official criticized metallurgical companies for dramatically increasing profits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Russian metallurgical companies increased their profits in 2020 by & # 8220; times & # 39; 8221 ;.
At the same time, an important role was played by the rise in prices in the domestic market, which followed the rise in prices in the world.
As Belousov told RBC, the calculations showed significant budget losses as a result of the actions of metalworkers in Russia.
Describing the state's losses, the Deputy Prime Minister used a very extravagant comparison, which immediately struck the news agency's sons.
& # 8220; We considered the metallurgists among us (state, budget) & # 8211; excuse me for that word – they kept going in terms of state investment and state defense orders for around 100 billion rubles & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; did he declare.
A senior official stressed that companies should return these revenues to the budget in the form of tax.
In December 2020, developers complained about a sharp rise in prices that affected in particular, rebar and rolled metal.
The price hike early in the year # 39; year in the domestic market has approached 30%. The price increase has had a significant impact on the cost per square meter of housing.
Authorities have announced a search for options to limit price increases and ways to force the metal industry to pay more taxes.
Three years ago, the Deputy Prime Minister had already assessed the excess profits received by metallurgists, as well as producers of fertilizers and gas chemicals, at an amount over 500 billion rubles.
Belousov suggested using this money for the implementation of the May decrees.
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