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Ukraine: The shortage of sweet peppers is offset by domestic production and imports

Нестача солодкого перцю нівелюється внутрішнім виробництвом та імпортом
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May 19, 2022
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The importance of the Kherson region, which is currently under temporary occupation, in the production of vegetables in Ukraine has been repeatedly emphasized. Another vegetable that is typical for the Ukrainian table and a significant part of the production of which is in the Kherson region - is sweet pepper. This was reported by UCAB analyst Svetlana Lytvyn. "In 2021, 163 thousand tons of sweet pepper were grown in Ukraine, 25% of which was grown in the Kherson region.
As for the whole vegetable industry, pepper production is characterized by a high share of households in the total structure of production - 93% of total production. “Kherson region accounts for 23% of pepper production by households and 58% by industrial enterprises and farms. This means that for the territories under the control of Ukraine there may be a certain shortage of sweet peppers in various outlets, where products come from industrial and farm farms. Of course, households that used to grow peppers to meet their needs will not feel any discomfort, ”the expert said. In general, there are two ways to cover the temporary absence of sweet peppers from the Kherson region: Increase in production volumes in the territories under the control of Ukraine. Farmers always keep their hands on the pulse of events and try to adapt their production to market needs. Therefore, we should expect an increase in pepper plantations in other regions of Ukraine; Increase in import deliveries of ...
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