Ukrainian greenhouses have increased prices for cucumber this week, EastFruit project analysts report. According to industry experts, several factors contribute to the increase in the cost of cucumbers on the Ukrainian market. First, the reduction in cucumber supply on the market contributes to the price increase. At the same time, the demand in this segment is relatively high, and these products are in demand not only on the fresh market but also by processing enterprises.
According to the project’s daily monitoring data, at the moment, greenhouse cucumbers in large batches are already on sale at 18-30 UAH/kg ($0.49-0.82/kg), which is on average 20% more expensive than at the end of the last working week.
According to industry experts, Ukrainian growers manage to raise cucumber prices primarily due to a very limited supply. The open field cucumber offer is rather small due to the heat. At the same time, the supply of greenhouse products is also small since greenhouses have so far started selling cucumbers from the second cycle.
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