Tomato prices in Uzbekistan are breaking records and are already higher than in Russia

Updated Nov 9, 2022
Prices for tomatoes in Uzbekistan update records. In the country, which is the largest exporter of tomatoes in the region, prices are currently at the highest level, EastFruit analysts say. The wholesale price of a tomato in Uzbekistan is currently 61% higher than in neighboring Tajikistan, which is an importer. Also in Uzbekistan, prices are one and a half times higher than in Georgia and Moldova.
Over the past two weeks, the average wholesale price for a red round tomato in Uzbekistan has increased by 40%, and for a pink tomato - by almost 60%. Moreover, wholesale prices are already 20-40% higher than last year's levels. As you can see in the chart below, the dynamics of tomato price growth for this period of the year in Uzbekistan is more rapid than usual. According to EastFruit price monitoring, from October 25 to November 4, 2022, the average wholesale price for a red round tomato in Uzbekistan increased from 10,000 to 14,000 sum/kg (from $0.90 to $1.26). During the same period, the average wholesale price for a pink tomato rose from 12,000 to 19,000 sum/kg (from $1.08 to $1.71), i.e. by 58% in two weeks. Market participants could not give an unequivocal answer to the question about the reasons for the rise in prices. Many believe that the reason is adverse weather conditions. The second half of October and the beginning of November in Uzbekistan turned out to be cold ...
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