The situation with prices and demand for mushroom production in all regions of Ukraine remains unchanged. Mushroom producers expect an improvement in sales only to Saturday.
The cost of mushroom in the Central region of Ukraine remained at the same level in all sales channels, and sales – is poor. Wholesale markets Troieschyna in Kiev and metropolitan trade fungus on 14,0-15,0 UAH / kg, buying goods from the producer at 12,5-13,0 UAH / kg. champignon cost supermarkets region also has not changed – 17,0-19,0 UAH / kg. In regions of Kyiv fresh mushrooms are shipping costs 13,5-14,0 UAH / kg. According to market participants, this situation with the demand for mushroom will remain at the same level at least until Monday, and its price can go up no earlier than the middle of next week, when, for mushroom producers projections, the number of the fungus in the region will begin to decline.
In western Ukraine, the cost of mushroom also remains unchanged. Wholesale market Shuvar sells mushroom prices 15,5-16,0 UAH / kg, buying it from the manufacturer at 13.5-14.5 UAH / kg. Remains at the same level and mushroom cost to supermarkets – 19.0 UAH / kg. According to mushroom producers, increasing demand for their products in the region can be expected as early as this weekend, and the price will change mushroom until Monday or Tuesday.
The mushroom producers of the Southern region are also looking forward to the end of the working week. The low demand for their products, observed this week, has led to the formation of good stocks of mushroom. At the moment, most of the products still manage to sell, trading with buyers from other regions. However, as such a situation is observed throughout Ukraine, this option is not the most reliable. However, according to market participants, to lower the price of the mushroom before the Lent period is not advisable. As a result, the value of the region’s champignon remains at the same level. The price of mushroom in the wholesale sector in the region as a whole is still in the range from 13,0-15,0 UAH / kg in the Nikolaev and Kherson regions, to 17,0-20,0 UAH / kg in Odessa and the region. The cost of a supermarket champignon starts from 16.5 UAH / kg in most southern regions and reaches 21.0 UAH / kg in Odessa.
Mushroom growers in the Eastern region also note a decline in sales of mushrooms. However, the price of mushroom in the region as a whole in the past week has not changed much. The wholesale market of Gorlovka sells mushroom products at the prices of 19.0-20.0 UAH / kg. As a whole, in the region the value of champignon in the wholesale segment remains unchanged and is in the range of 16.0-20.0 UAH / kg. The price of mushroom for supermarkets in the region still fluctuates within 16,5-23,0 UAH / kg. Increase in the price and demand for mushroom in the East, according to market participants, should be expected only by the beginning of next week. However, according to mushroom growers, this year the demand for mushrooms is likely to increase temporarily and will remain at a good level only in the first and possibly the second week of Lent.