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Ukraine imports ‘cheap’ potatoes from Poland and the Netherlands

Ukraine has reportedly started to import potatoes from Poland, where prices fell sharply due to a significant reduction in consumption by the European segment of HoReCa.

This was announced by the President of the Ukrainian Fruit and Vegetable Association (UPOA), Taras Bashtannyk, according to “ProAgro Group” with reference to AgroTimes.

“We have been importing products from Russia and Belarus for two years now, and this year, at the beginning of summer, we started importing potatoes from the Netherlands and now imports from Poland have also started,” Bashtannyk said.

“This is due to the fact that prices and the consumption of potatoes in Poland have fallen significantly recently. Consumption of the HoReCa segments of potatoes as well as the usual volumes destined for processing were reduced significantly due to the recent quarantine lockdowns. The large volumes of potatoes on the market put pressure on potato prices – that unfortunately fell below farmers’ production cost,” he said.

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