The average price of a red tomato is 41.95 UAH / kg, a pink one – 78.26 UAH / kg.
Tomatoes are getting more expensive in Ukraine / Illustration by REUTERS
In Ukraine on the eve of new year holidays the prices for tomatoes have jumped.
According to the site “Ministry of Finance“, a kilogram of a red tomato in November could be bought for an average of UAH 36.72, and now its price is UAH 41.95. Pink tomatoes were at a price of UAH 52.36 / kg, now – UAH 78.26. They have fallen in price by 10 kopecks cream tomatoes – there were 53.03 hryvnias, now 52.93 hryvnias.
“The consumer price index for tomatoes in December 2021 amounted to 117.31%. Compared to the previous month, the average prices increased by 17.31%,” the statement said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, in Ukraine in December, compared to last month, prices for some vegetables increased. Beets and bell peppers rose in price by 26% and 20%, respectively.
Earlier it became known that cucumbers from Russia began to be massively imported to Ukraine. Experts explain: this is due to the fact that domestic farmers have problems with growing and selling products. In particular, due to high energy prices.
It was also reported that in Ukraine, before the New Year, an increase in prices for products and ingredients that are used in the preparation of festive dishes is expected. In particular, meat, cheese, eggs, fresh vegetables and citrus fruits will rise in price.