The sales rate of white cabbage is of serious concern to Russian producers, EastFruit project analysts said.
According to market participants, at the moment, the demand for these products is quite low: farms manage to sell them mainly under previously concluded agreements. At the same time, farmers continue to actively harvest late cabbage, as a result of which the supply on the market increases, which only exacerbates the situation.
Excess cabbage in the market negatively affects the price level. So, at the moment in the main regions of production white cabbage is offered for sale at a price of 8-15 rubles / kg ($ 0,12-0,23 / kg), which is on average 13% cheaper than at the end of last working week. Moreover, farmers declare their readiness to continue to yield in price when selling large lots.
Note that today the price of white cabbage in the Russian Federation is already on average 13% lower than in the second half of October 2018. It is worth adding that in this situation, many farmers have already decided to suspend sales of late-season cabbage and lay it in storage until the market situation improves.
A source: Eastfruit