In Ukraine, sellers were able to gradually raise prices for imported tomatoes due to an insufficient supply from local greenhouses.
Last week, the first bulk consignments of tomatoes from Turkey began to be imported to the Ukrainian market, analysts of the EastFruit project state. In most cases, sales of these products were focused on retail chains.
According to daily monitoring data, Turkish tomatoes have risen in price by an average of 15%. At the end of last week, prices varied within 22-24 UAH/kg ($0.78-0.85/kg). Today, prices can be concluded at 26-28 UAH/kg ($0.92-0.99/kg).
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Meanwhile, most Ukrainian greenhouses reported that the current week can be considered the last week of tomato sales for this season. Residual batches of products of medium and low quality went on sale.
In this case, stable demand played an important role. The sellers of local tomatoes, in most cases, managed to keep the prices for residual production in the range of the previous week at 22-30 UAH/kg ($0.78-1.06/kg). Producers were ready to make price concessions if only large batches of tomatoes were sold, but most often such adjustments were made within the above range.
As for the further development of events in the tomato segment, most of the participants in the greenhouse vegetables market expect an increase in supplies from Turkey, due to the established upward trend.
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