A positive price trend remains on the white cabbage market in Russia, project analysts report. Eastfruit... The price of this product has already reached a ten-year high. According to Russian producers, despite the expected decline in trade, traditionally accompanied by stabilization of prices during the New Year holidays, the white cabbage market continued to maintain high sales rates, stimulating the growth of selling prices in this segment.
Today, white cabbage goes on sale at 40-50 rubles / kg ($ 0,53 -0,67 / kg), which is on average 11% more expensive than at the end of December last year. One of the main reasons for the rise in prices, according to market operators, was the reduction in the supply of cabbage, since many producers finished selling stocks before the holidays. Wholesale companies that have completed the sale of previously purchased volumes began to actively replenish stocks, thereby stimulating the growth of prices for this vegetable.
The current prices for white cabbage in Russia are on average 4 times higher than in the same period in 2021. According to key market players, the main reason for the increase in the price of cabbage is its small harvest in most regions of Russia. The weather conditions last summer were unfavorable for the normal maturation of medium and late varieties, which is why the demand for cabbage clearly outweighs its real supply. We can assume a further increase in prices in this market segment.