Wholesale prices for greenhouse smooth long cucumbers in Uzbekistan have decreased by 1.9 times over the past two months. In addition, dynamics of their wholesale prices since the beginning of March 2022 has almost repeated that of 2021. If prices keep following this last year’s dynamics of the same period, wholesale prices for greenhouse smooth long cucumbers may decrease by 2 times from current levels, EastFruit analysts note.
According to EastFruit monitoring data, the maximum value of average wholesale prices for greenhouse smooth long cucumbers in 2022 was recorded on February 18 at the level of 19 000 UZS/kg ($1.75). As of April 22, 2022, they decreased to 10 000 UZS/kg ($0.88), i.e. by 47% or 1.9 times.
Moreover, the dynamics of average wholesale prices in March-April 2022 repeats the dynamics observed in March-April 2021. The average wholesale price as of April 22, 2022 is at the same level as on April 22, 2021. This is due to the seasonal decline in prices for greenhouse cucumbers, which is characterized by a downward trend starting from the second decade of March and an acceleration in the rate of price decline from the end of March or from the beginning of April.
Provided that there are no weather anomalies in the next month and the price dynamics in April and May 2021 are repeated in the future, we can expect average wholesale prices for greenhouse smooth long cucumbers to fall to 5 000 UZS /kg in the next few weeks, i.e. 2 times compared to the current levels by mid-May 2022.
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