Moldovan growers are trying to complete the onion harvest as soon as possible. They claim that due to rains in spring and summer and issues with the protection of crops, a large share of the onion harvest is of low quality. Now, many vegetable growers consider it a good option to sell potentially problematic onions immediately after harvesting.
As a result of the large supply of onions of low and average quality, their prices have started to slightly decrease last week – on average, to 3.5 MDL/kg ($0.2/kg). However, this is still higher than the average price level at the beginning of the last decade of September last year ($0.18/kg).
Industry experts now agree there is a “window of opportunity” for the export of Moldovan onions to the Ukrainian market. A price difference of about $0.06/kg for some Moldovan vegetable growers-traders may be a sufficient motivation to start the supply.