In the Republic of Tajikistan, the 2020 harvesting of hot peppers has finished. Prices for hot peppers on the market of Northern Tajikistan have jumped briskly, with growers from the neighbouring regions of Uzbekistan immediately taking advantage of this. They are increasing their exports to Tajikistan, selling the peppers 30 somonis ($2.65) per kg.
At the end of last autumn, 1 kg of hot pepper in the markets and retail chains of Tajikistan cost 4-5 somoni ($0.35-0.44). Now 1 kg of pepper grown in Tajikistan costs 20 somonis ($1.76).
Today the price of hot pepper in the markets of Tajikistan is five times higher than last year. The retailers of hot peppers explain the sharp increase in prices by the demand from the population, who use hot peppers in winter diet to increase their immunity.