Prices up as Ukrainian apple stocks nearly depleted

Since the start of this week, Ukrainian producers have been receiving more and more messages about completing sales of residual batches of Gala apples. Producers have not only had problems with completing batches for export but also had difficulties with sending products to the domestic market despite lower quality requirements from local buyers.

As of mid-January 2021, the sale of apples from storage facilities have already been completed and almost all volumes of medium- and low-quality products in the country have been exhausted. As a result, the price range for an apple in Ukraine narrowed somewhat to 8-17 UAH/kg and the average price increased by 1 UAH/kg to 13 UAH/kg in relation to the last days of December of the past 2020.

This means that the Ukrainian market meets all the prerequisites for a further rise in prices for apples from the 2020 harvest and this fruit is likely to continue to rise in price in the country. However, at the moment it is still quite difficult to predict to what level the price growth will continue since they will be influenced by changes in apple stocks in neighbouring Poland and Moldova in the spring months of 2021.

[ 1 UAH = €0,029 ]


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