Despite the fact that last month the price of mushroom in the West Ukraine has remained at a stable and low, the local mushroom producers expect to increase the value of the cultured fungus by the end of this week. Thus, according to an employee of one of the largest industries of the Western region, starting from July 12, the cost in the region of mushroom starts to rise sharply.
The main reason for that, according to him, will have an impact on the price will decline in mushroom production volumes in the region, since many manufacturers, even those who still dare to work in the summer, will suspend their production for various reasons. Another reason for increasing the value of a field mushroom, will increase the level of consumer demand, timed to the start of the new wedding boom, during which will have to connect the knot couples who do not have time to do this before the beginning of the month in which occurred during the Apostolic post (1- 11 July). Apparently, such already save up. In addition, to confirm his words, our source has led and statistics of past years. Thus, according to him, in the same period last year, the fungus cost for supermarket chains in the region reached 28.0 UAH / kg (for comparison, today it does not exceed 20.0 UAH / kg), and the cost of the fungus on opte was not less than 20.0 UAH / kg (15.0 this year).
Nevertheless, such information could not be without criticism. Diametrically opposite opinion was expressed by representatives of the wholesale Khmelnitsky, Lviv and Rivne regions. It is pertinent to say that the last demand for mushroom dipped so much that the mushroom on the domestic market is almost not available. Now it can be found only in a supermarket, the volume of orders which are not great. So, according to wholesalers, mushrooms cost and demand for it will not grow significantly in the region until September because the market will present a huge number of other products – fresh fruits and vegetables, which in winter, to buy will be more difficult than the mushrooms.