The 2018 cabbage stocks of Ukrainian farms are already somewhat exhausted, provoking a further increase in the cost of these products. As a result of this, the prices of cabbage in Ukraine have already set a new record.
So, from the beginning of this week, cabbage became more expensive on average by 9%, and Ukrainian farmers offered it for prices ranging from 16 to 18 UAH / kg ($ 0.60-0.67). This means that at the moment cabbage in Ukraine is on average 3.5 times more expensive than in the same period last year. We also recall that before that the record prices for the first half of April were considered figures for 2011, when they reached 10.5 UAH / kg.
Industry experts do not rule out that in the near future, the Ukrainian white cabbage price hikes may significantly decrease. They expect an increasing supply of cabbage to the market. The product can come in from Macedonia and Uzbekistan, with early cabbage from Uzbekistan being offered for sale at 25-26 UAH / kg ($ 0.93-0.97 / kg), imported products from Macedonia - at 28-30 UAH / kg ($ 1.05-1.12 / kg).