Experts expect that, after a season of record onion exports to a record number of countries, Ukraine may again become an importer of onions. At the moment, wholesale prices for onions in the domestic market are record-breaking for this period of the year. Now the wholesale price for standard-quality onions is stable at the level of 7 UAH/kg ($0.26 per kg) and is 2.3 times higher than last year.
At the same time, onions are now sold on average two times cheaper in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan – at $0.12-14 per kg, i.e. approximately the same as in Ukraine at this time last year.