For the first month of 2018, vegetables borsch set has risen from 14% to 33%. Photo: veget.me
In January in the Capital market of Kiev, the most expensive cabbage and beets by 33%. Carrots added 25%, and potatoes with onion – 14%.
“For comparison, in January last year, potatoes rose by 16%, carrot 9%, cabbage and beets – 8%, onion 4%. Thus, in 2018, the price of vegetable basket grew faster than in the past,” wrote Facebook Director of Association of suppliers of retail chains Alexey Doroshenko.
On 31 January 2018 the average price of potatoes on the Capital made up UAH 4 per kg. Thus, for the first month of the new year this product has risen in price by 50 kopecks In Poland potatoes, on the contrary, fell by 73 kopecks. At the end of January cost 3 UAH per kg.
On the Kiev market cabbage at the end of January rose by 1 UAH. The average cost is 4 UAH per kg. in addition, 50 kopecks rose onions. Last month, a kilo of onions sold at UAH 4.
“On January 31 pounds of carrots on Kyiv wholesale market can be purchased for 5 USD. On the Warsaw market carrots are sold more expensive – to 7 hryvnia per kilogram. Beetroot went up in Ukraine and in Poland. Now costs 6 UAH per kg in the two capitals,” says Doroshenko.
The expert noted that sweet pepper in Kiev is 75 UAH per kg, in Warsaw – 59 UAH. Tomatoes in Ukraine sell for 20 UAH per kg. which Is 33% less than it was before.
“But the price of mushrooms in Ukraine has not changed and amounts to UAH 35 per kilogram. In Poland they have increased in price by almost 13 USD. Now there are 54 grivnas per kilo” – summed up Alexey Doroshenko.
In Ukraine citrus fruit fell by 5 UAH. Kilogram of oranges on the Capital can be bought for UAH 40. A kilo of lemons you need to put 38 UAH. Tangerines are 35 UAH per kg. Since the beginning of January much went bananas due to the increase in value on international markets. At the same time, the rise in price of bananas was affected by the unstable exchange rate of the national currency. On the Kiev market bananas are an average of 37 UAH per kg.