In English, it would be: "Blueberry prices in Ukraine have not experienced the downturn predicted by producers for this season; instead, both prices and exports are expected to grow, with a substantial increase in exports anticipated in the coming weeks compared to previous years.
The very low prices anticipated by Ukrainian growers for blueberries this season have been avoided. Prices have remained close to the previous year's level, and Ukrainian blueberry exports have seen a significant increase.
Taras Bashtannik, the head of the Ukrainian Fruit and Vegetable Association (UPOA), commented on this in a statement to SEEDS:
"It cannot be said that low blueberry prices are incredible because now the lowest price on the market has been, on average, 80 hryvnias ($2.16). But even last year, it was 80. So, compared to last year, prices in this sense are not lower; they are the same."
"And in dollars, it's even higher because last year the exchange rate was around 41, even 42, whereas now it's 37 (UAH per dollar). As for blueberries, a price drop is not expected, at least for now, but we'll see. Even if everything is going well in terms of yield," says Taras Bashtannik.
At the same time, compared to the previous year and many others, blueberry exports have increased, which has helped support prices in the domestic market.
Source: East Fruit