On the eve of the winter holidays in Moldova, the price for red grapes has increased. They are usually in greater demand among Moldovan consumers than white grapes, even seedless ones.
EastFruit monitoring shows that the wholesale price for the highest quality red grapes increased by 1 MDL/kg up to 16 MDL/kg ($0.90/kg) last week. In most cases, this applies to imported grapes. The range of wholesale prices for Moldova grapes has not changed since the end of the first week of December.
The Association of Producers and Exporters of Table Grapes notes that the stabilization of wholesale prices for Moldova grapes is due to their small supply now. Moreover, the retail mainly receives Moldova grapes of low quality. Therefore, as they say in the organization, “the potential for price increases for grapes of this variety has been exhausted.”
Meanwhile, the experts of the association claim that some agricultural enterprises and trading companies still have small stocks of “Moldova” in the fruit storages – from several tens to several hundred tonnes. Moreover, these are high-quality grapes, and they are most likely to be sold next year for exports. In turn, the executives of the association call on winegrowers to supply a small share of the most high-quality Moldova grapes – important and traditional product for Moldovans – to local supermarket chains.
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