A dynamic growth in wholesale prices for yellow onions of the new crop has been observed on the Moldovan market since the end of March. By mid-August, the average price stabilized at 8 MDL/kg ($0.41/kg), but high-quality onions from wholesale traders can cost 8.5-9 MDL/kg ($0.44-0.47/kg). The offer prices even for low-quality onions (small or with soil stuck after rains), do not fall below 7 MDL/kg ($0.36/kg).
The demand for Moldovan onions of different quality from traders is high and there are no signs of its decline yet. The bulk of the goods are exported to neighboring regions of Ukraine, where wholesale onions cost almost 30% more.