Potato rises in price in Central Asia, and carrot in Ukraine. Market overview for the 16th week of 2020.


Potato rises in price in Central Asia, and carrot in Ukraine. Market overview for the 16th week of 2020.

04/19/2020

Potato prices rose in Russia. Carrots have risen in price in Ukraine and Moldova. Prices for both products rose in Belarus and Central Asia

According to East-Fruit, one of the key events of the current week in the potato and carrot market has been the rapid rise in prices of the first in Central Asia. Against the background of rather modest stocks of domestic products and difficulties with the supply of potatoes from the Russian Federation and other countries, prices for last year’s products as in Tajikistanso in Uzbekistan literally in a week soared to $ 0.59-0.63 / kg and $ 0.40-0.59 / kg, respectively, and the authorities of the latter have already begun to take rather peculiar measures to combat the rise in prices for these products.

Potatoes of the new crop in Central Asia also rose in price, but less significantly – only on average by 7-11% to $ 0.79-0.99 / kg in the Uzbek market and $ 0.88-1.17 / kg in the Tajik market. Meanwhile, carrot prices in both countries also continued to grow, reaching $ 0.08-0.11 / kg at the end of the week.

Potato prices as of April 17, 2020

Both products have risen in price and Belarus, where you could buy potatoes and carrots already at $ 0.16-0.28 / kg and $ 0.12-0.20 / kg, respectively. IN Of Russia while in the current season, along with Belarus, it was a rather active exporter, the rise in prices was recorded only in the segment of potatoes, which rose at the end of the week and sold at prices up to $ 0.24 / kg. At the same time, the supply of low-quality potatoes was still quite high, and the minimum price for these products in Russia even fell slightly to $ 0.13 / kg. At the same time, carrot prices in the Russian market remained relatively stable: $ 0.16-0.27 / kg.

Meanwhile, carrot prices rose most intensely in Ukraine: over the week, these products in the Ukrainian market became more expensive by 17-26%, and prices reached $ 0.13-0.18 / kg. Last year’s potato segment in Ukraine, on the contrary, was characterized by a decline in trading activity and a rather active decline in prices, which at the end of the reporting period fell to $ 0.26-0.33 / kg. At the same time, the first rather large lots of potatoes of the 2020 harvest were offered in Ukraine at the end of the week at $ 1.47-2.39 / kg. A similar situation was recorded in Moldova. Carrot sellers in the Moldovan market managed to raise prices to $ 0.31-0.40 / kg, while the average price of potatoes fell slightly to $ 0.34 / kg.

Carrot prices as of April 17, 2020

In turn, the situation in the markets Of Poland and Georgia remained relatively stable. Thus, prices for Polish potatoes fell by only 1 cent per kg to $ 0.22-0.31 / kg, and products imported from the Netherlands or Belgium, as before, were offered on the Polish market at $ 0.26-0.34 / kg Carrot prices have not changed here either: $ 0.22-0.31 / kg. In Poland, traders also began to offer the first relatively large quantities of potatoes of a new crop (produced in Greece or Cyprus). Prices for these products ranged from $ 0.48-0.72 / kg. IN Georgia the situation has also changed little: sellers in the Georgian market offered potatoes and carrots at $ 0.38-0.54 / kg and $ 0.35-0.38 / kg, respectively.

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