Despite strong demand, Russian producers of greenhouse cucumbers are forced to cut prices again


Despite strong demand, Russian producers of greenhouse cucumbers are forced to cut prices again

03/07/2020

The cucumber samples in local stationary plants were stable and very voluminous.

Despite strong demand, representatives of Russian greenhouse plants are forced to lower prices for local cucumbers again, EastFruit project analysts said. The main reason for this situation is the excessive supply of cucumbers in the Russian market. According to market participants, the samples in local stationary plants were stable and very large. In addition, cheaper cucumbers from the foreign market were stably supplied to the market. Basically, such products were imported from Iran.

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As a result, closer to the weekend, smooth cucumbers from local greenhouses were sold at a price of 65-100 rubles / kg ($ 0.98-1.50 / kg), which is on average 23% cheaper than a week earlier. Meanwhile, tuberous cucumbers went on sale at a price of 90-150 rubles / kg ($ 1.35-2.25 / kg), which is on average 18% cheaper than at the end of last working week.

Imported Iranian cucumbers have declined in average price by 14% over the week and are currently on sale at a price of 62-80 rubles / kg ($ 0.93-1.20 / kg), depending on quality.

Note that at the moment, greenhouse plants in Russia already offer smooth cucumbers on average 42% cheaper, and tuberous cucumbers on average 29% cheaper than in early March 2019. Imported products for the year decreased in price by an average of 27%. According to project analysts, a similar pricing situation on the Russian cucumber market in this period is quite traditional. They explain the cheaper products by the seasonal increase in supply in this segment.

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