“The price of the food basket has registered, since April 17, the day before the exemption came into force, a positive and sustained reduction, with a reduction that reached 9.67 percent”.

In addition to the VAT tax exemption on the price paid by the final consumer, this measure includes increased support for agricultural production, namely green electricity, extraordinary support for agricultural diesel and support for mitigating the impact of the increase in the price of fertilizers. As part of these production supports, according to the Ministry of Economy, around 135.5 million euros have so far been transferred to farmers, reaching 85,786 farmers.