The price of local greenhouse cucumbers in the Russian market is growing rapidly, according to analysts of the EastFruit project. The market operators associate the next rise in prices not only with the rapid decline in local production but also with demand intensifying from retail chains and wholesale companies.
As analysts of the project note, most greenhouse complexes in Russia have already announced the end of the cucumber sales season of the current turnover, and only those farms left that are engaged in growing using photoculture are carrying out the implementation. They offer greenhouse cucumbers for sale at 95-130 rubles/kg ($1.26-1.72/kg), which is 28% more expensive than at the end of the last working week.
Traders have not yet been able to fully compensate for the shortage of local products with imported cucumbers since the supply is rather unstable. At the moment, imported cucumbers are offered in Russia at 110-150 rubles/kg ($1.45-1.98/kg) and Iran is the main supplier.
As a result, today Russian factories are already selling cucumber on average 1.5 times more expensive than in the same period last year, and most manufacturers are planning to further increase prices for their products next week.
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