The value of mushrooms in the Central and Eastern regions of Ukraine continues to decline. In the West and South, mushroom prices have stabilized.
The value of the champignon in the wholesale sector of the Central region, which has decreased by -1.0 hryvnia daily since the beginning of the week, continued its steady decline even today. The price of mushroom in the wholesale markets of Kiev Troyeshchyna and Stolichny dropped to the level of 18.0-19.0 UAH / kg, with the purchase price of mushroom from the manufacturer today ranges from 16.0-17.0 UAH / kg. The minimum purchase price for a low quality mushroom, which is still noticeable on the market, is 13.0 UAH / kg. However, according to market participants, the amount of such products has significantly decreased. However, the volume of fresh mushroom supply in the region is beginning to grow. Meanwhile, as consumer demand in the wholesale segment has been declining recently. Accordingly, the market participants predict, the cost of a mushroom in this segment in the next two days is likely to fall a little further. Mostly at a stable level, meanwhile, there remains consumer demand for mushroom products among supermarket buyers, which is why their suppliers still have the opportunity to keep the champignon prices almost to the same extent. Today the kilogram of a champignon for shops costs 24,0-25,0 hryvnias. The cost of the Kiev mushroom for representatives of wholesale trade from the regions continues to decline following the price of the mushroom in the domestic market. Today it has already dropped to the level of 17.0-18.0 UAH / kg. However, according to mushroom growers, the representatives of the regions at the moment are in no hurry to buy them mushrooms in large quantities, guided by lower demand on the ground, difficulties associated with the road, and the expectation of a lower price of the mushroom by the end of the week. According to market participants, such actions for some time may hold back the fall in the value of the mushroom in the regions for a few more days, possibly collapsing it early next week.
In the West of Ukraine, the value of the mushroom, which fell yesterday in the wholesale segment to the level of 23.0-24.0 UAH / kg in the region as a whole, remains at this level today. However, despite the fact that most deals on Shuvar at the moment are concluded at a price of 23.0 UAH / kg, and the mushroom from producers arrives at 21.0-23.0 UAH / kg, according to the forecasts of mushroom producers, by the end weeks, the cost of a region champignon may even increase. The reason for this, according to them, may be the lack of mushroom, which mushroom producers predict for the region for the next few daysThe cost of the supermarket champignon, which has been held at 23.0 UAH / kg for more than a week, remains stable at the moment.
In the south of Ukraine, the value of a mushroom, shaken at the beginning of the week by several hryvnias in the wholesale sector, has stabilized. This was facilitated by the weather, which generously gifted the region, the stability of the level of consumer demand, and the relatively small number of mushrooms brought from other regions. As a result, the cost of the mushroom for the representatives of wholesale trade in Odessa and the region was set at 24,0-26,0 UAH / kg, and supermarkets still receive products at 27,0 UAH / kg. Mushroom growers in the region expect that such a favorable situation here will last until at least the beginning of next week, therefore, leaving without changes the price of the mushroom and its sales volumes.
Mushroom growers in the Eastern region note a noticeable increase in the number of fresh mushrooms in the region, which continues to affect the price of mushrooms in the face of declining demand for these products. Today, the average cost per kilogram of champignon in the wholesale sector in the region as a whole decreased by an average of -1.0 hryvnia and reached the level of 21.0-24.0 UAH / kg. Without much change today remains the price for supermarkets in the region, having fixed at yesterday’s mark of 23.0-25.0 UAH / kg. However, according to mushroom growers in the region, in the near future the decline in the cost of the mushroom will be suspended due to the approach of the weekend and the return of the demand level to the previous mark by the end of next week.