According to EastFruit, prices for last year's potatoes and carrots this week continued to rise in a number of countries included in the monitoring of the project. However, their decline was recorded only in Tajikistan.
Following onions, prices increased one and a half times in Ukraine and last year's potatoes. If last week wholesale companies still managed to restrain price growth by importing last year’s products from Belarus, now this factor was not enough, and the average price reached $ 0,45 / kg. Prices in Moldova rose to the same level, adding 14% over the week, and Georgia continued to hold the lead in this indicator, where weekly prices rose 8%.
Meanwhile, the situation in the markets of Russia and Poland has not changed much, and last year's potato in Tajikistan slightly decreased in price to $ 0,17 / kg.
The prices for local potatoes of the current year's crop also declined in Tajikistan: over the week these products lost another 14% in price, falling to an average of $ 0,32 / kg. In Russia and Poland, as well as in the segment of last year’s potato, the prices for early products remained practically unchanged over the past week. At the same time, Polish producers began shipping domestic potatoes for the 2019 harvest. It is still too early to talk about serious supply volumes (they are expected to be more popular only in the third decade of May), and the first small wholesale lots of early potatoes are offered on the Polish market for $ 2,26- 2,51 / kg.
Meanwhile, prices in Georgia remained at an average level of $ 1,11 / kg, and Moldova took the lead in early product prices this week, where wholesale companies significantly increased the supply of imported potatoes for the 2019 harvest. Last week, the price of the first large the batch was fixed in the range of $ 1,12-1,56 / kg. Early production was also offered in a similar range in Ukraine, although demand in both countries still remained rather restrained.
Ukraine also took the lead at last year's carrot prices. Recall that a detailed analysis of the causes of record prices for onions, potatoes and carrots in Ukraine is available in a separate EastFruit material. At the end of the week, prices for carrots from the harvest of 2018 in the Ukrainian market soared by 27% to $ 0,72 / kg.
Following Ukraine, last year's carrots went up in price in Moldova, where the price increase was still slightly less significant: + 25% to $ 0,56 / kg. The situation in the remaining countries has changed little compared to the previous week, and prices in most cases were stable.
Meanwhile, in Tajikistan, carrots from the 2019 harvest continued to fall in price: over the week, it lost an average price of 24%, fixing at $ 0,26 / kg. In Russia, prices for imported early products (mainly Israeli production) did not change, remaining at the level of $ 0,62 / kg.
A source: https://east-fruit.com/