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Ukraine: increased supply of open-field tomatoes has reduced prices for greenhouse tomatoes

Ukrainian growers have begun the peak sales of open-field tomatoes this week, which has led to a significant reduction in prices in the segment, EastFruit project analysts report. However, according to the daily monitoring of the project, they are still much more expensive than last year even in the current circumstances.

The price for greenhouse tomatoes in Ukraine has decreased by 18% on average since last week which is explained by improved weather conditions and an increase in the supply of both open-field and greenhouse tomatoes. To date, most greenhouse complexes announce the price of tomatoes in the range of 30-42 UAH/kg ($1.03-1.44/kg).

The reason for the price reduction was the mass harvesting of open-field tomatoes in the south of the country. At the same time, the demand remains stably high, but the supply of tomatoes on the Ukrainian market is growing very quickly, and therefore selling prices keep falling steadily.

Meanwhile,  prices for greenhouse tomatoes in Ukraine today are on average 1.7 times higher than in the same period last year. Key market players say such a high price for tomatoes in the current season is due, first of all, to the fact that the supply on the tomato market is almost entirely made up of local products. Recall that a year ago, a significant pressure on prices was exerted by large volumes of cheaper imported tomatoes.

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