Lower apple production affects prices in Ukraine – media
A decrease in Ukrainian apple production due to unfavorable weather conditions has already affected prices, according to Fruit-Inform.
Now Ukrainian growers are fixing their prices at UAH 6-13/kg (EUR 0.20-0.43/kg), depending on quality, fruit size and variety, and prefer to maintain them at those levels in view of moderate demand, Fruit-Inform wrote.
Read alsoUkraine apple exports to EU soar by 347 times over past 3 yearsHowever, despite rather moderate sales rates, current prices of Ukrainian apples are averagely 70% higher compared with the second half of August 2016, when they did not exceed UAH 7/kg.
Such a sharp year-on-year difference in apple prices is connected with lower production of these fruits in Ukraine due to bad weather conditions. Fruit-Inform expects Ukrainian apple production to go down by at least 8% in 2017.