The first wholesale batches of Uzbek onions have already become available in Ukrainian wholesale markets. Despite onions from Uzbekistan offered in Ukraine being 15-25% more expensive than locally produced ones, the demand for them is quite nice.
As market participants explain, the main reason for the willingness of Ukrainian buyers to pay more for imported Uzbek onions is their higher quality. The fact is that Ukrainian producers, waiting for an increase in onion prices in winter and spring, tried to put all high-quality onions in storages. This now means the local market is dominated by onions of average quality, creating opportunities for the import of high-quality ones.