The expert told what to expect from food prices next month
Young harvest will dramatically change food prices / Photo: Getty Images, Pexels, Collage: Today
In Ukraine, prices for essential goods have risen due to the temporary occupation of some regions and an increase in fuel prices.
However, already in July, Ukrainians should hope for a stabilization of the situation, Oleg Pendzin, a member of the Economic Discussion Club, told Facts.
According to the expert, the Ukrainian food basket increased in price by 30-35%. Most of all vegetables and berries have risen in price – because of temporary occupation of a part of the Kherson, Zaporozhye, Nikolaev areas.
At the same time, at the end of June, the cost of food almost does not grow, and already in early July, one can expect a reduction in the cost of vegetables. First of all, because the young harvest will ripen in Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Poltava regions.
Oleg Pendzin added that vegetable oil and eggs fell in price in 2022, since these products were hardly exported.
Ukrainians have significantly redistributed the budget, because most of the expenses now go to food. But food is consumed as simple as possible: they eat less meat and fruits, and more bread and potatoes. Many have switched to cheaper alternatives to certain types of products.
In connection with the war and the mass exodus of citizens abroad, consumption volumes also decreased. The expert noted that some products will be in excess, and prices for it will not rise.
A new kind of cheap salt
In Ukrainian supermarkets they began to sell table salt produced by the Artyomsol enterprise, but with Georgian labeling. The cost of packing does not exceed 20 UAH.
In some networks you can find products at lower prices. For example, in Zaporozhye, supermarket customers noticed salt at UAH 12.2 per kilogram. The stores planned to sell goods to Georgia, but use export stocks to meet the needs of the domestic consumer.
Given the increased hype, many stores are imposing restrictions on the purchase of salt. In most outlets, you can buy no more than 2 packs in one hand.
Segodnya used to talk about how the salt shortage will affect the world as a whole, and also wrote about what other goods will be in short supply in Ukraine while the war continues.