Most of the largest plum growers in Eastern Europe are now selling their products at lower prices than last year. However, it does not mean that all growers are dissatisfied. Moreover, the market situation differs in each country. For instance, the plum season in Ukraine is the worst growers have experienced in recent years, but for other countries it is one of the best.
Market participants hoped that prices in 2021 would not be lower than last year. However, only in Russia the average wholesale price for plums today roughly corresponds to last year’s level, while in Moldova, Poland and Ukraine, prices are lower than in 2021.
An article on east-fruit.com explains that the most notable decrease of wholesale prices for plums, more than one and a half times, was in Ukraine.
Last year, the price was higher, as a large part of the harvest was lost due to frosts. The areas planted with plums in Ukraine tended to expand, since plums are in good demand in the European Union.