Cucumbers rose in price in Russia, and tomatoes in Ukraine. Market overview for the 27th week of 2020.

Cucumbers rose in price in Russia, and tomatoes in Ukraine. Market overview for the 27th week of 2020.


Stable weather conditions do not guarantee stabilization of prices for greenhouse vegetables

Despite the fact that for several consecutive weeks there have been no significant changes in weather conditions, and even more cataclysms, price stabilization in the greenhouse vegetables segment should not be expected, experts at the EastFruit project say.

This was confirmed by regular price fluctuations in all segments of the analyzed types of greenhouse vegetables without exception during the past week. According to experts, the reason for the current fluctuations was the unstable supply of new consignments of vegetables to the market, which is primarily due to the seasonality of crop rotation.

tomatoes prices as of 07/03/2020

If we consider the development of the market situation in the segment round red greenhouse tomato during the reporting period, you can see a logical strengthening of negative price trends in the vast majority of countries in the project monitoring region. As the supply of greenhouse products gradually increased, and in the east of the region pressure on prices continued to be exerted by open tomatoes, sellers increasingly made concessions to customers. And only in isolated cases did the previous level of prices for tomatoes be kept at a previously established level.

The exception in this segment this week was Ukraine, where the 2020 season of open ground tomatoes is clearly delayed due to the uncharacteristically cold May, and at the same time, in a number of combines the period of change of turns was noted. All this led to a general decrease in the supply of tomatoes on the market since the beginning of this week, which made it possible to raise selling prices, the average indicators of which reached the level of $ 0.85 / kg by the end of the reporting period.

Nevertheless, EastFruit analysts recorded the most dramatic price changes in this market segment this week in the Russian market. Under pressure from supply growth, having decreased by $ 0.24 / kg over the last week, it was in Russia that round red greenhouse tomatoes remained the most expensive among all the countries analyzed.

long cocumber as of 07/03/2020

Throughout the reporting period, changes in previously established negative price trends in the segments of all analyzed types of cucumbers were recorded more often, and this was most clearly seen in the market long smooth greenhouse cucumber.

According to project specialists, these cucumbers are grown in protected ground in almost 90% of cases, so the activation of the season of cucumbers grown in open ground could not affect the general supply of this type of cucumber in the region.

At the same time, as analysts noted, this type of cucumber became more expensive in countries where it was the cheapest, from $ 0.15 / kg to $ 0.27 / kg in Tajikistan, and where, after rising prices, this type of cucumber became the most expensive, from $ 0.50 / kg to $ 0.71 / kg in the Russian Federation.

And only in Georgia, where the cultivation of smooth greenhouse cucumbers is most popular, the offer of these products continued to grow. By the end of the reporting period, in Georgia, average prices for smooth cucumbers fell to the lowest level in the entire monitoring region – $ 0.20 / kg.

Short cocumber prices as of 07/03/2020

In parallel with a long smooth cucumber throughout the outgoing week on the market of the Russian Federation significantly increased in price and short tuberous cucumber, which almost reached the mark of $ 1 / kg, which became the highest indicator in the entire monitoring region.

In Moldova and Belarus, the situation in the segment of short tuberous cucumbers has stabilized this week, which cannot be said about Ukraine and Georgia. According to EastFruit analysts, it was the open ground products in Georgia and Ukraine closer to the weekend that made up the bulk of the offer in this segment of cucumbers. Favorable weather conditions only contributed to the increase in the collection of cucumbers in farms.

The decrease in prices for greenhouse cucumbers by sellers expectedly intensified the pace of sales of available volumes of products, and, as market participants noted, customer demand only increased.

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