High prices for herbs in Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia

Prices for herbs in Georgia have reached an unusually high level in January and February 2021. According to Georgian growers, the issue is not about the supply, but about the situation in international markets as well as logistical difficulties.

East-fruit.com quoted Katerina Poberezhnaya, a consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as saying: “The current season, which began in November 2020, has proven to be one of the most successful for Georgia’s herbs producers.”

Results from EastFruit’s weekly monitoring of wholesale prices show dill has risen in price most of all increasing 3 times in early February from $0.68/kg in 2020 to $2.13/kg in 2021. Cilantro (coriander) has risen by 50% from $1.00/kg in 2020 to $1.52/kg in 2021. Wholesale parsley has become 60% more expensive compared to the previous year with prices reaching $2.13/kg.

 

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