Ukrainian onion growers are forced to reduce their prices as there has been an increase in the supply of onions on the market, caused by increased onion imports from Poland and the Netherlands.
That means that today, onions from local farms are offered at 10-14 UAH/kg ($0.34-0.48/kg), which is on average 14% cheaper than at the end of the last work week. At the same time, most market operators note that almost 80% of onions on the domestic market of the country are imported. The reason is that the main stocks of onions are currently concentrated in the southern regions of the country, which, due to constant hostilities, cannot ship to other regions.
Meanwhile, according to the growers themselves, the quality of onions in storage continues to deteriorate rapidly, which may lead to a further decrease in selling prices in the segment.