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Cucumbers becoming more expensive due to rains in Ukraine

After a rather sharp decline in prices in the Ukrainian cucumber market a week earlier there is a tendency of increasing prices in this segment, according to analysts of the EastFruit project. Prolonged cloudy and cold weather in Ukraine led to a decrease in the supply of cucumbers on the market, and as a result – an increase in their prices.

Prices for cucumbers are currently within the range of 10-18 UAH/kg ($ 0.37-0.66/kg), which is on average 26% more expensive than a week earlier.

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The main reason for the rise in price of cucumbers on the Ukrainian market is a significant reduction in their supply. Clean-ups are now being carried out in greenhouse plants in preparation for the second crop rotation, which entailed a significant reduction in the samples of greenhouse cucumbers. In the meantime, the supply of cucumbers from summer greenhouses also decreased due to the slowdown in harvest rates because of cold and cloudy weather.

At the moment, cucumbers in Ukraine are already on average 2.2 times more expensive than in the same period last year. However, producers do not exclude that as weather improves, the situation on the cucumber market may change radically in the opposite direction.


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