Shortages of goods 80-90
• Trade deficit of 80-90
A trade deficit in the USSR - the phenomenon of the planned economy, which was characterized by almost the entire history of the Soviet Union. Buyers, despite the availability of money, lacked certain goods and services, and sometimes even the basic necessities.
It should be noted that the deficit in the USSR has experienced several peaks, accompanied by the introduction of elements of rationing - stamps and cards. As a rule, scarce goods appeared in stores and suddenly acquire them was extremely difficult; it was necessary to defend the place of enormous size, and even a few queues for each type of product separately. Many called the process of buying a whole science, as it was necessary well to figure out how and where to take a turn.