In Poland, in two months, popular vegetables rose by an average of 6.2%


In Poland, in two months, popular vegetables rose by an average of 6.2%

05/23/2020

The surge in vegetable prices is associated with restrictions due to the spread of coronavirus infection

Prices for the main types of vegetables that are popular with Polish consumers for the period from March 9 to May 5, 2020 increased by an average of 6.3%. This was reported by the FruitNews Internet portal based on the materials of the portal portalspozywczy.pl.

Tomatoes went up by 22.7%, zucchini by 21.7%, bell pepper by 18.9%, cabbage by 27.3%, carrots by 17.6%, onions by 13.8%, potatoes by 11.8% and cucumbers by 5%.

Hubert Majkowski, a spokesman for Hiper-Com Poland, said that such a jump in vegetable prices is associated with restrictions due to the spread of coronavirus infection. Manufacturers in Poland faced a shortage of labor for harvesting, as well as an increase in logistics costs. Another factor that influenced the increase in vegetable prices in Poland was weather conditions: warm winters, frosts and subsequent drought in the country reduced the yield of vegetable crops.

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“It is still difficult to make forecasts regarding prices for vegetables in the future, because against the background of the epidemic, drought is still a key problem for Polish vegetable producers. Of course, some plantations are well irrigated, but not as good as fruit or berry plantations. When drought comes, costs increase, crops fall, and prices rise, ”added Vitold Boguta, President of the Polish National Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producers (Krajowego Związku Grup Producentów Owoców i Warzyw, Polska).

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