The period of New Year’s growth in demand and, as a result, the price of champignon can be considered open. This is evidenced by the results of today’s sales in all regions of Ukraine. The highest prices will be in the East and South of the country, in the second place – the Central Region, Western Ukraine so far only expects price increases.
In eastern Ukraine, the cost of champignon continues to grow mainly in the wholesale segment and in some cases already reaches 27 hryvnia per kilogram of champignon. The average price of mushrooms in this segment is 23-25 UAH / kg, which almost duplicates the indicators of trade with networks (24-25 UAH / kg). Already by Wednesday (12/26/2012), manufacturers in the region predict a price increase in the segment of trading with networks.
Following yesterday’s rise in the cost of mushrooms for supermarkets (by 1.0-1.5 UAH / kg) to the level of 23 UAH / kg, the price for wholesale buyers began to rise. Today it is already 20-22 hryvnias per kilogram, which, again, is 1.0-1.5 hryvnias higher than yesterday’s figures. Tomorrow, another rise in the cost of the mushroom for supermarkets is expected to reach 25 hryvnia per kilogram.
In the central region of Ukraine, prices continue to slowly go up. Today, the manufacturer receives for his products already from 14.0 UAH / kg for wholesale sales. The price of mushroom for the supermarket so far remains unchanged – 20 UAH / kg. Nevertheless, a significant price increase was noted (+ 1.0-1.5 UAH / kg) when concluding transactions with representatives of buyers from other regions. The cost of champignon for the latter, rose to the mark of 17.0 hryvnia per kilogram.
In the West, the price of champignon froze at around 18 hryvnia per kilogram for supermarkets and 15 for wholesalers. Nevertheless, along with yesterday’s insignificant drop in demand for mushrooms, today, producers note an increase in pre-orders for their products, dictated by the approaching New Year’s holidays. It is predicted that following an increase in demand, the price of champignon will also go up.