Such forecasts were made by Taras Bashtannyk, president of the Ukrainian Fruit and Vegetable Association (UPOA), the press service of the UPOA reports. “At the end of May 2021, I gave rather skeptical forecasts about the prospects for the export of Ukrainian frozen garden strawberries last season. Summing up the 2021 season, we can say that my prediction came true and it will continue in the future due to strong competition with the products of North African countries, especially from Egypt and Morocco.
This is due to the fact that the yield of berries in these countries is so high that it allows local producers to sell frozen garden strawberries at a price of $ 1 / kg without taking into account delivery costs, "said the expert. According to him, Ukraine can sell its berries at a price of $ 1.15-1.2 / kg. The final price depends on the cost of energy, fertilizers, labor. Given that all of the above is becoming more expensive in Ukraine, forecasts for the export of frozen garden strawberries this year remain pessimistic. "As for the market of fresh garden strawberries, today it is a fairly stable market. After all, this berry is consumed in Ukraine 15-17 times more than, for example, blueberries. And it is impossible to imagine a large overproduction of this berry, which could lead to a significant reduction in its price, "explains Bashtannyk. In addition, in May last year, he made some predictions about the development of exports of Ukrainian frozen raspberries. In fact, this ...
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