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Ukrainian potatoes for the year rose by almost half

Украинский картофель за год подорожал почти вдвое

Analysts agriculture portal “info SHUVAR” reported that the Ukrainian potatoes for the year rose by almost half.

It is reported by TSN.ia. In January 2018 on the Capital market, this vegetable is cost 4.50 per kg. In the market of “Unexpected” in Kherson – 4 hryvnia. In Lviv “SHUVAR” – 3,40 per kilogram. And in season she has become much cheaper. But the price has risen: “Metropolitan” wholesale kilo of potatoes was 7 UAH; “Unexpected” – potatoes 5.50 UAH; SHUVAR – 6,50. Such a major price surge occurred on a wholesale bases. According to experts, potatoes are more expensive because of the growth of prices for vegetables by 2018. According to the Chairman of the Ukrainian Association of trade networks suppliers Oleksiy Doroshenko, some vegetables increased in price by 50 and 130% for the year. In turn, the price of potatoes grew by only 20%. This means that the price of potatoes will catch up to the price of other vegetables. He noted that the forecasts for this year amounted to 25% growth. “It’s on average 12-15 UAH per kilogram. If the price increase will not stop, it would be cheaper to buy imported. Now the price of potatoes suitable for prices in Eastern Europe.

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