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Onion prices tripled in Tajikistan

Updated Jan 25, 2023
In Tajikistan, the cost of onion has tripled compared to last year. If in January 2022 the average retail price for onions in Dushanbe was 2.5 somoni, then this year it is 7.5 somoni. Experts say that prices can only be brought down by a new harvest, which is still three months away, EastFruit reports with reference to
According to the Agency on Statistics, in 2022, more than 672,000 tons of onions were grown in the republic, which is 6.6% less than in the previous year. Onion prices have been rising throughout the summer and fall of 2022. The increase in prices, according to experts, was associated with several factors, and above all, with natural ones. In August 2022, the Export Agency stated that the price increase was not related to exports, it generally decreased by 18 thousand tons compared to the previous year. “Exports have not increased. The main reason for the increase in the price of onions is unfavorable weather conditions, the ministry said at the time. - In May 2022, there were heavy rains, which also continued in June. Early onions ripened later, part of the crop got wet. Accordingly, it has become smaller, and prices have risen. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, in the first 6 months of 2022, income from the sale of onions increased by 36% compared to last year. If in ...
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