Currently, Ukrainian gardeners are ready to ship apples at UAH 6-12 per 1 kg.
On the Ukrainian market, selling prices for apples began to decrease rapidly, and Ukrainian gardeners are ready to ship apples at 6-12 hryvnias/kg, which is on average 19% cheaper than at the end of last week.
As EastFruit reports, wholesale companies and retail chains of Ukraine note the weakening of demand for apples, especially in the last two weeks.
“The main reason for the decrease in prices in this segment was a significant increase in apples on the market. So, most gardeners are trying to sell off these fruits as soon as possible in order not to waste money on storage, which promises to be record expensive this season,” analysts said.
Market participants explain the decrease in the activity of buyers by a large influx of low-quality products, which gardeners seek to sell first of all and agree to lower the price of such fruits. As the gardeners themselves note, they hope for an intensification of demand in this segment in the second half of the season, when the supply of quality apples will decrease to a minimum.
At the same time, today apple prices in Ukraine are on average 41% higher than last year, which is due to a decrease in apple production not only in Ukraine, but also in the European Union countries as a whole.
Prices during the war:
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As of the end of September 2022, the price of onions in Ukraine rose rapidly.
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