Tomato prices have started to rise again in Russia, according to analysts at EastFruit. The main reason for this, according to market operators, is a rather sharp reduction in the supply from greenhouse plants. Also, due to the intense heat, many growers have lost a significant part of their open ground production.
According to the daily monitoring of the project, Russian greenhouse plants are currently not willing to sell tomatoes for less than 60-120 rubles / kg ($ 0.84-1.69 / kg), depending on the quality and volume of the batch. Thus, over the weekend alone, the price of greenhouse tomatoes has risen by an average of 20%.
According to producers, the supply of greenhouse tomatoes this week has declined sharply due to hot weather and lack of moisture. Moreover, the cool weather at the beginning of summer caused the start of the harvest of open ground tomatoes to be significantly delayed, and today producers of the Southern Federal District report a significant loss in the yield of tomatoes from the open ground.
It is worth noting that today, tomatoes in Russia already cost an average of 33% more than in the same period last year. At the same time, market operators don't discard the possibility of the product becoming significantly cheaper in the near future, following the start of the open ground tomato harvest.