In Ukraine stable prices are impossible – expert

The expert does not link the prices of meat with the strengthening of the hryvnia. Photo:

Prices in retail chains to grow after one or two months after the rise in the us dollar. For some products – in three months, said Director of the Association of suppliers of retail chains Alexey Doroshenko.

“For example, higher prices of hard cheese in the beginning of the year is a normal phenomenon. In Ukraine, the December ended with the devaluation of the hryvnia. Consequences saw in January of this year. Providers and network has signed new contracts. It happens every year. Therefore, despite the fact that the hryvnia strengthened again, the coming months do not expect prices to fall. Except that in the wholesale markets,” – said Doroshenko.

The expert does not link the prices of meat with the strengthening of the hryvnia.

“Basically, the price of pork falls due to lower demand. People began to buy less. In addition, it registered a decline of pork exports. Last year in the first quarter of meat also rose in price slowly, in the second and third – much faster,” he says.

Alex Doroshenko added that the cost of products stable when the manufacturers can forecast the exchange rate and in advance to form a price.

“In Ukraine, unfortunately, is impossible. Therefore, we constantly monitor the fluctuation of prices”, – concluded the expert.

On 31 January 2018 the average price of potatoes in the Capital is UAH 4 per kg. Thus, for the first month of the new year this product has risen in price by 50 kopecks cabbage at the end of January rose by 1 UAH. On average – 4 UAH per kg. in addition, 50 kopecks rose onions. Last month, a kilo of onions sold at UAH 4. A kilo of carrots on Kyiv wholesale market can be purchased for UAH 5.