Greenhouse vegetable prices have increased almost everywhere in the CIS region. Belarus and Moldova have witnessed the growth of prices on tomatoes and in Moldova the prices on cucumbers shot up.
Crop rotation in the greenhouse complexes can be named as the main factor for the price formation in week 41 of the current year.
Average price of red round tomatoes ($/kilo) in Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Belarus, in week 40 (orange) and week 41 (blue)
By the end of week 41, the rising price tendency in red round tomatoes in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus had strengthened. Russian providers raised prices steadily but in Belarus another peak in tomato prices has been witnessed, reaching $1.12/kilo by the end of the reporting period.
At the same time, rising tendencies in the area of greenhouse tomato in Ukrainian and Moldavian markets have replaced the opposite ones. EastFruit experts have witnessed a not inconsiderable rise in Ukraine, where the demand was gradually increasing but did not reach a high level. Moldova has shown a significant growth after a recent drop.
Average price of long cucumbers ($/kilo) in Poland, Russia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Belarus, in week 40 (blue) and week 41 (orange)
There has not been any significant fluctuation in the segment of long greenhouse cucumbers in week 41, the only exception being Tajikistan, where there has been a lack in supply and the prices have almost doubled.
As a result, Uzbekistan has shown the most affordable long cucumbers ($0.27/kilo), while Poland has had the highest prices on them ($1.05/kilo).
Average price on short cucumbers ($/kilo) in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Belarus, in week 40 (blue) and week 41 (orange)
The clearest rising tendencies have been witnessed in short cucumbers, with prices remaining at the same level in Georgia.
In other countries of the region, short cucumbers have been becoming more expensive, accompanied by the decreasing supply in the market. In Uzbekistan and Belarus, the growth in the segment has not been considerable but in Ukraine and Moldova, it has almost reached 100%. In Moldova, the prices have reached the highest level in the reporting period, reaching 1 USD per kilo.
According to the EastFruit analytics, the current rising tendencies in the greenhouse vegetable sector, attributed to seasonal factors, have every chance of continuing in most of the countries in the region.