Mushroom producers of the Central region are persistently trying to send their products to other regions of Ukraine. The western region is still in a festive state. In the South and East, its own mushrooms are enough. Mushroom prices are expected to drop further throughout Ukraine.
The situation with the demand for mushrooms in the Central region is still tense. Today, the wholesale markets of Kiev, Troyeshchina and Stolichny, sell top-quality champignon at 13.0-14.0 UAH / kg, while the cost of buying a mushroom from a producer on average is 12.0 UAH per kilogram. The cost of mushroom for supermarkets has so far stopped at around 20.0 UAH / kg. However, mushroom growers predict that the situation will not improve in the coming days. At the same time, manufacturers in the region are massively trying to sell their products outside the region. The average cost of a kilogram of champignon for buyers from the regions is 13.0 UAH / kg.
Mushroom producers of the Western region of Ukraine have not yet fully finished celebrating Christmas. Shuvar is not trading today. Consumers do not go shopping willingly. As a result, there is an oversupply of products and a decrease in the cost of the fungus. The mushroom goes to supermarkets at 20.0 UAH / kg, the cost of champignon when shipped to wholesale is 18.0 hryvnias per kilogram. In other words, the price for all sales channels fell by 20%, compared with the marks of pre-Christmas sales.
In the south of Ukraine, prices remain unchanged 25.0 UAH / kg – for supermarkets and 22.0-24.0 UAH / kg – the cost of the mushroom for wholesalers. The producers of the region explain this price stability as a temporary lull preceding the decline in mushroom prices due to lower demand for champignon. Lower prices for mushrooms in the region are expected by January 9-10. In addition, mushroom producers in the region have noted a sharp increase in interest in their markets from producers from the Central region, who are ready to give their products at 12.0-13.0 UAH / kg.
A similar situation with the price and demand for mushroom is developing at the moment in the East of Ukraine. The stable price, set at 25.0 UAH / kg for supermarkets and 23.0-24.0 UAH / kg for wholesale buyers, according to which the mushroom producers of the region sell their products today, according to forecasts of market participants, will not last more than 1-2 days . In addition to lower demand for products, a significant factor that affects the pricing situation was the migration of mushroom products from the Central region of Ukraine.