EastFruit analysts note record high prices for cherry tomatoes in Uzbekistan this season. Over the past two months, their average wholesale prices have doubled, and the current price levels are 7 times higher than in the same period in 2020.
In mid-August, EastFruit wrote about a decrease in prices for cherry tomatoes by almost half – average wholesale prices fell from 32,000 UZS/kg ($3) to 17,000 UZS/kg ($1.6) from early June to mid-August. Despite this, as of August 15, 2021, they remained 60-90% higher than on the same date in 2019-2020.
Since then, prices for cherry tomatoes have doubled. From mid-August to October 7, 2021, the average wholesale prices increased from 17,000 UZS/kg ($1.6) to 35,000 UZS/kg ($3.3). Current prices are several times higher than those recorded on the same date in 2019-2020. For example, as of October 7, 2020, the average wholesale price for cherry tomatoes in Uzbekistan was 5,000 UZS/kg ($0.5), and on the same date in 2019 – 12,000 UZS/kg ($1.3).
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