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Onion prices in Ukraine are rising again

Updated Jan 25, 2023
Selling prices for onions in Ukraine began to grow again, analysts of the EastFruit project report. Market operators are already talking about a possible shortage of quality products at the end of the season. They emphasize that the production of onions in the country has significantly decreased this year. At the same time, due to unfavorable weather conditions, the percentage of substandard onions, which are not subject to long-term storage, has significantly increased.
According to the daily monitoring of the project, since the beginning of this week, Ukrainian farmers have raised selling prices for onions by an average of 16%. According to experts, last Friday the main volumes of onions were sold by producers within the range of UAH 23-26/kg ($0.63-0.71/kg). Today, these products go on sale at UAH 27-32/kg ($0.74-0.88/kg). Read also: Uzbekistan announces temporary ban on onion exports The reason for the increase in prices for onions was, first of all, the limited supply of onions. Most farms seek, first of all, to sell products whose quality has begun to deteriorate rapidly due to long-term storage. At the same time, manufacturers prefer to leave high-quality onions in refrigerators and plan to start selling them no earlier than the beginning of spring. Prices are also supported by a significant reduction in the volume of imported onions from Central Asian countries. It should be noted that today the prices for onion in Ukraine are on average ...
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