Price of borsch vegetable set slumps in summer

The prices decreased by a quarter.

REUTERS

REUTERS

Prices of vegetables from Ukraine's so-called "borsch set" have significantly slumped in the summer of 2020, namely those of onions, beets, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes.

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"Price of the borsch set, which includes onions, beets, cabbage, carrots and potatoes, has decreased by 25% from the same period last year [the summer of 2019]," the Ukrainian TSN TV news service reported on July 9.

Prices of onions and beets fell the most, by more than 40%, to UAH 6 and UAH 8 (US$0.22 and US$0.30) per kilogram on average, respectively.

"White cabbage has fallen in price by 22% on average, while prices for carrots decreased by 9% and potatoes by 4%," the publication said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, prices of raspberries, blackberries, bilberries, cherries, blueberries, currants and mulberries skyrocketed this season.

Strawberries can be bought for UAH 60 (US$2.2) per kilogram on average on the markets.

Prices of red and black currants are UAH 45-UAH 50 (US$1.67-US$1.86) per kilogram, those of raspberries, gooseberries and cherries are UAH 70-UAH 80 (US$2.60-US$2.97), while blueberries prices range within UAH 80-UAH 90 (US$2.97-US$3.34).

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