POLAND: RESULTS OF PRICE INCREASES

Created: 3/18/1982

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POLAND: Results of Price Increases

Higher prices in effect since February have decreased the demand for many food items and led to shorter food lines and less panic buying in Warsaw/emmmmmmmmmssmmmmmaa

Some consumers can no longer afford cheese

ir -onrationed items or even rationed goods,meat, becauseof the higher prices and inadequate wage compensation.

Commenti Consumers have yet to feel the full impact of the price increases partly becauss they have been using up savings, bonuses paid at the endnd food stocks they bad hoarded. Workers are likely to react more vigorously to their declining standard of living as these reserves are used up and as future price increases occur.

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