Ukrainian farmers predict that the prices hikes for vegetables will continue into the Fall. Domestic potatoes will be sufficient to last from June to August, and then this produce will have to be purchased, which will cause the prices to go up. Ukranews.com reported this statement by the Executive Director of the Ukrainian Association of Potato Producers, Oksana Ruzhenkova.
Potatoes come to Ukraine from Egypt, Belarus and Russia, and domestic producers are sometimes lost amid this diversity. But this could have been avoided if farmers had at their disposal irrigation systems and storages for potatoes.
Ruzhenkova.predicts that June and part of July will see more than enough domestic potatoes, after which imports will resume. And importing foreign products will be several times cheaper than buying in bulk at domestic farmers. Experts note that in Ukraine prices rise until they begin to import cheap imported goods into the country. But this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, world prices have risen, and expensive goods will pour in Ukraine, which will be 10-12% more expensive than Ukrainians are used to.