This week, prices for mushrooms in Ukraine fluctuated in the following range:
- manufacturers from 38 – 39 UAH/kg (Lviv, Rivne, Lutsk) – to 62 UAH/kg (Kirovograd and Kharkiv)
- wholesale market from 50 -53 UAH/kg (market Troeshchina) – 60 UAH/kg (Chernigov, Nikolaev, Kirovograd)
- direct deliveries from farms to supermarkets – from 50-51 UAH/kg. (Kyiv region) – 54 UAH/kg (Kherson) – 64 UAH/kg (Odessa, Kirovograd) – up to 67 UAH/kg (Kharkiv).
On farm prices
Average prices for mushrooms 50-52 UAH/kg remain stable in Kyiv. Most market participants from different areas are trying to set the working price for the day with a mandatory look at the selling prices of manufacturers and wholesalers in the capital.
Ivano-Frankivsk region became the record-breaker in the rise in selling prices for white mushrooms. There in farms sold mushrooms at prices – 50.00 UAH / kg. (+ 7.5 UAH) and in wholesale markets – 53.00 UAH/kg. (+6.5 UAH). Point peak indicator was also recorded in one of the farms of Kyiv-Svyatoshynsky area – 55 UAH / kg (+8.3 UAH / kg).
Wholesale market prices
In the last week, relatively small price fluctuations were observed in the Ukrainian wholesale markets. So, for example, prices at wholesale markets of the capital fell by 5.2 UAH. and today they trade mushrooms there at prices from In the last week, relatively small prices were observed in the Ukrainian wholesale markets. So, for example, prices at wholesale markets of the capital fell by 5.2 UAH. And today they sell mushrooms at prices from 50.00 to 53.00 UAH/kg.50,00 to 53.00 UAH/kg.
In Lviv, the growth in wholesale prices for white mushrooms last week was +3 UAH/kg. Wholesalers in Lviv markets today trade mushrooms from 45.00 to 46.00 UAH / kg.
Pretty confident and stable for nine consecutive days the price for mushrooms at the wholesale market in Odessa. Now it has been established at the level from 50.00 to 52.00 UAH/kg, and before that it was for 4 UAH. below.
About the price of deliveries to supermarkets
On average in Ukraine white champignon is shipped to supermarkets at prices ranging from 62 to 64 UAH/kg, which is 4.5 UAH/kg. more than it was last week.
High prices for white mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and royal mushrooms are explained by the small amount of mushrooms that are in production during the summer season. Also played a role that in the heat the costs associated with maintaining the temperature regime for the production, storage and transportation of mushrooms can afford only the major players in the market. Therefore, medium and small farms have to close their production in summer. Another trend. Mushroom producers as of the second half of August indicate low demand for mushrooms, and a marked deterioration in their quality.
Market participants also note a severe shortage of personnel involved in the production cycle of mushrooms and link this problem with the outflow of workers for the harvest of fruits and vegetables.
Taking into account the growth in white mushroom prices, which formed during the outgoing week, we can assume that from Monday to the end of next week the growth in selling prices of producers, wholesale markets and supermarkets will continue.