Another increase in the price of greenhouse cucumbers has been recorded in Ukraine this week, according to EastFruit project analysts. The price rise is due to the increased demand for cucumbers given against a rather limited supply. Over the past week, the harvest of cucumbers in greenhouses has significantly decreased due to cloudy weather, while trade in the segment, on the contrary, has only increased.
Since the beginning of this week alone, prices for greenhouse cucumbers from local plants have grown by an average of 16%. Today, they are offered for sale at 100-150 UAH/kg ($2.73-4.10/kg).
According to market participants, demand in the greenhouse cucumber segment has noticeably intensified this week. Retail chains and large wholesale companies showed particular interest in purchasing. In addition, the supply of imported cucumbers has decreased, which also allowed representatives of Ukrainian greenhouse complexes to raise prices.