There is currently a rather severe shortage of one of the most consumed vegetables in Russia; white cabbage. Cabbage prices have already broken the records for this time of year and they are still rising. The harvesting of late varieties of cabbage has only recently been completed and the stocks should be close to maximum.
Normally, cabbage prices in Russia are very low at this time of the year; they tend to decline until mid-December. However, in 2021, cabbage in Russia began to rise in price in mid-November, and even growers were surprised by the price rise. The wholesale price has soared by 40% in 4 weeks and now exceeds last year’s level by four times the average.
In Russia one can now buy cabbage in bulk no cheaper than 33-35 RUB/kg ($0.45-0.48/kg), and in some regions, premium quality cabbage is sometimes sold even at 40-45 RUB/kg ($0.54-0.61/kg).