The service was considering a dispute last year as several metal producing companies had trespassed federal anti-monopoly laws. Expert analyses brought to surface coordinated pricing policies by two mammoths-the Severstal steel company and the Magnitogorsk Iron-and-Steel Combine, which had been simultaneously boosting prices.
Prices are skyrocketing again now-roughly by 30 per cent between the year's start and this month alone. Affected companies are showering the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service with complaints. The Prime Minister ordered the matter delved into on two occasions for now.
The service has stocked up a solid amount of facts and figures to prove metal price bloating. Proceedings would have started immediately-but Mr. Tsyganov's ministry is too busy reshuffling its structure on a current administrative reform, he said.