How have the prices of fruits & veg in Russia changed between 2018 and 2019?

Analysts of the AGRO24 trading platform have carried out research on the changes in prices for fruits and vegetables, based on the prices of four online stores in Moscow: Utkonos, VkusVill, Perekrestok and Metro Cash & Carry.

The average retail prices for pears increased by 13%: it cost 165 rubles last year, and now it costs 188 rubles per kilogram. Bananas also scored in price: these farmers can now be bought for 76 rubles, and in June 2018 it cost 61 rubles. Oranges have decreased in price by 15–20%: the price value of last year was 113 rubles, now it is 93 rubles. Apples, like oranges, have fallen in price: they can now be purchased at a price of 121 rubles, and in 2018 - 140 rubles.

The price of cabbage has increased in the range from 40% to 60%. This year it can be purchased at an average price of 62 rubles, and in the past - 30 rubles each. The biggest increase in the research. The price of cucumbers increased by 16% compared to the same period last year. In June last year, the price was 118 rubles, now cucumbers cost 137 rubles per kilogram.

There is a strong jump in the price of potatoes this year compared with the past. The average retail price gained 40% per year. In 2018, potatoes could be bought at a price of 43 rubles, now it will cost 61 rubles.

Tomatoes also rose in price compared to June 2018: last year they cost 272 rubles, in this - 286 rubles. The price of tomatoes increased by 5–15%.

Onions, like cabbage, have greatly increased in price compared to the same period last year: prices have increased by 56%. Onions cost 39 rubles, now it costs 61 rubles. Prices for beets, compared with other vegetables, decreased by 15–20%. The main product of the “borsch set” in 2018 could be  purchased at a price of 69 rubles, in 2019 - 45 rubles. The price for carrots also decreased by 10–20%. Last June, carrots cost 68 rubles, this year - 55 rubles per kilogram.

[ 100 rubles = 1.40 ]


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