While meat is becoming more expensive in Ukraine, domestic potatoes have become 30% cheaper over the year. Such conclusions were drawn by Info-Shuvar specialists, analyzing the data of daily price monitoring in the wholesale markets.
So, as of April 20, 2018, potatoes harvested in 2017 at wholesale sites in Ukraine are offered at 3,8-4,5 UAH / kg1, for large wholesale sellers agree to lower the price by another 5-7%. At the wholesale market "Shuvar" in Lviv, potatoes are offered at 3,8-4,3 UAH / kg.
Sellers of the Stolichniy market in Kiev set prices for potatoes at almost the same level - 4-4,5 UAH / kg. Over the entire storage period, Ukrainian potatoes became only 5-7% more expensive, which actually means losses for resellers who bought potatoes in September 2017 with a view to reselling them in the spring of 2018, Today reports.
“Most of these businessmen planned to start selling from storage just in April, focusing on the scenario of the last season, then in April the price of potatoes quickly began to rise and by the end of the month reached 6 UAH / kg. But this season, prices were kept at a stable low level, even despite another reduction in production space in the commercial sector. As it turned out, the decrease in plantations was completely offset by higher yields, in addition, the population on their plots grew almost as much potatoes as they did last year, ”the analysts said.
A source: http://www.kazakh-zerno.kz/