According to EastFruit, this week the situation on the potato market in Ukraine, which has been holding the leading position in prices for these products for a long time, has changed little. The price range slightly increased to 33-49 cents per kg, while the supply of imported products (made in Belarus and the Russian Federation) remained fairly large and regular. Let us recall that the volume of potato imports to Ukraine in September alone exceeded 40 thousand tons, and in general, according to all preconditions, this season will be an indicator that will be quite difficult to exceed in the future.
In Russia, which, through re-export through Belarus, is the main supplier of potatoes to Ukraine this fall, prices for potatoes increased by 8-15% to 12-23 cents per kg. Meanwhile, in Belarus, the price increase was insignificant, and potatoes were offered at the end of the week at 24-29 cents per kg.
The situation on the potato market in other European countries that are regularly monitored by the EastFruit project has hardly changed. So, in Georgia, the average price remained at the level of 24 cents per kg, in Poland it was possible to buy potatoes, as before, at 26-32 cents per kg, and in Moldova, these products were offered in a wide range from 28 cents per kg to 40 cents per kg.
At the same time, the opposite tendencies prevailed in the market of the Central Asian countries. Thus, in Uzbekistan, the price for potatoes rose to 23-25 cents per kg over the week, while in Tajikistan, on the contrary, they fell slightly to 21-23 cents per kg.
In the carrot market, in most cases, either prices have declined, or they have remained stable. The only exception was Moldova, where the average price rose by one cent per kg to 24 cents per kg, although the overall range remained unchanged: 23-28 cents per kg.
The highest prices for carrots, as before, were recorded in the Georgian market: 27-34 cents per kg. In Belarus, the price range for the week was 15-24 cents per kg. In Ukraine and Poland, prices remained stable: 16-18 cents per kg in the Ukrainian market and 15-20 cents per kg in the Polish market.
Meanwhile, in Russia producers were forced to lower prices somewhat, and at the end of the week they varied within the range of 14-25 cents per kg. Carrots also became cheaper in the countries of Central Asia. Thus, in Uzbekistan, prices fell by 11-18% to 14-17 cents per kg, and in Tajikistan, they fell by more than a third to 11-13 cents per kg.
A source: https://east-fruit.com/