Stone fruits fell in price in Russia, Moldova and Poland, but rose in price in Tajikistan. Stone fruit market overview for the 31st week of 2020


Stone fruits fell in price in Russia, Moldova and Poland, but rose in price in Tajikistan. Stone fruit market overview for the 31st week of 2020

08/01/2020

Prices for apricot, peach and plum declined in Russia, Poland and Moldova. Meanwhile, in Tajikistan, all stone fruits have risen in price, and cherries have risen in price everywhere

Sweet cherry

According to EastFruit, cherry prices have risen almost everywhere this week despite frequent quality problems with residual batches of these products.

Cherry prices as of Jul 31, 2020

Poland and Ukraine continued to hold the lead in prices for cherries, and buyers here had to pay for these products already $ 3.20-4.26 / kg and $ 3.25-4.69 / kg, respectively. IN Of Russia prices also increased, adding another 17-36% over the week, and at the end of the reporting period, sweet cherry was offered here at $ 2.62-3.05 / kg. Managed to raise prices and producers of cherries from Moldova: on the Moldovan market they have already reached $ 2.09-2.68 / kg.

The only market where cherry prices remained relatively stable was Belarus… Here, as before, these products were offered at $ 2.26-3.08 / kg.

Apricot, peach, plum

At the end of the week in Of Russia all three categories of stone fruit fell in price. At the same time, the most significant rates of decline were recorded within the minimum limits of the price range of apricot, which at the end of the reporting period was already offered from $ 1.20 / kg.

Recall that more details about the latest trends in the Russian apricot market can be found in a separate article of the project dedicated to the “apricot war” in the capital of the country.

Meanwhile, Russian peach and plum producers were forced to cut prices as well. At the end of the week, local products in Russia were already offered at $ 0.82-1.36 / kg and $ 0.68-1.09 / kg, respectively.

Traditionally, suppliers of imported fruits were active in the Russian market. Peach was supplied from Serbia and Turkey, and plum, in addition to these countries, was also exported by Moldova. Imported fruits at the end of the reporting period could be purchased at $ 1.57-1.98 / kg and $ 1.50-1.91 / kg, respectively.

Apricot prices as of Jul 31, 2020

IN Moldova also local producers had to significantly reduce prices for stone fruits. Apricot prices dropped the least significantly on the Moldovan market, while prices for local plums fell by a third over the week. Closer to the weekend, apricot in Moldova was offered at $ 0.95-1.19 / kg, and peach and plum – at $ 0.42-0.72 / kg and $ 0.36-0.48 / kg, respectively.

Note that this season, Moldovan plum producers can significantly increase the export of these products due to crop problems in many countries. For example, in Hungary this year the plum harvest will be 50-80% lower than last year’s due to significant damage from spring frosts.

Meanwhile, in Poland The main price decline was for plum, which fell by a third to $ 0.33-0.80 / kg, while prices for peach and apricot were rarely revised: $ 0.80-1.20 / kg and $ 1.33-2.40 / kg, respectively.

Peach prices as of Jul 31, 2020

Note that the stone fruit market in Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus was more stable this week.

IN Ukraine only the maximum price for plums decreased, while the price range in the apricot and peach segments remained unchanged. At the end of the reporting period, plums in Ukraine were offered at $ 0.72-1.08 / kg, and the other two products at $ 0.90-1.44 / kg and $ 0.72-1.44 / kg, respectively.

IN Georgia the average price for apricot rose to $ 1.30 / kg, and in the plum segment prices were revised only for low-quality products, which fell to $ 0.33 / kg, while above-average quality plums were still offered at prices reaching $ 0 , 81 / kg. At the same time, the price range in the peach market in Georgia has narrowed considerably to $ 0.46-0.52 / kg.

Meanwhile, in Belarus the apricot market remained practically unchanged, and these products were offered at $ 1.23-1.72 / kg, while the average price for a peach rose slightly to $ 1.85 / kg. Plum prices on the Belarusian market slightly increased within their maximum limits, and the final range was $ 1.03-2.46 / kg.

Plum prices as of Jul 31, 2020

Tajikistan was the only country of the week where, on the eve of a long holiday weekend, stone fruit prices rose quite significantly. Apricot rose in price by 61-74% to $ 0.68-0.97 / kg, peach prices increased to $ 0.39-0.58 / kg, and plums doubled in price and at the end of the week were offered at $ 0.48-0 , 78 / kg.

Cherry

The supply of cherries was rapidly declining in all countries that are regularly monitored by EastFruit.

Sour cherry prices as of Jul 31, 2020

However, the price trends were not similar. So, in Of Russia cherries have risen in price quite significantly to $ 1.96-2.29 / kg, while in Poland prices, in contrast, fell to $ 0.80-1.33 / kg.

At the same time in Ukraine and Belarus cherry sellers practically did not revise prices (on average $ 1.08 / kg and $ 2.05 / kg, respectively), and in Tajikistan they strengthened slightly to $ 0.73-0.82 / kg against the background of a general rise in demand for fruits in the country.

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