According to the annual analysis for 2020 of the State Commission on Commodity Exchanges and Markets (SCCEM), wholesale prices of Bulgarian staple groceries saw a year-on-year increase, with the annual averages for most of them being the highest for the period 2015 - 2020.
In fruits and vegetables the list is topped by apricots (56%), apples (39% compared to 2019), oranges and lemons (by 32% and 20%, respectively). However, the price dynamics in the fruits and vegetables is much more diverse and related to their seasonality. Therefore, there are a number of goods whose average price is lower than the previous year, such as onions, potatoes, pepper and cherries.
According to the analysts’ observations, the retail mark-up for foods varied on average between 4 and 39%.
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