Pumpkin and Pomegranate, Kale, and Cranberry are among the Proposals, but Apples, Potatoes, and Onions are out of Competition – Analysis of Marketplaces for a Week
The audience of the most popular fruit and vegetable trading group EastFruit Trade Platform continues to grow. Last week, it exceeded 11,200 users, and more than 200 new members joined us in a week. Thank you for inviting your friends and colleagues! Let’s analyze who and what sold on the platform and other EastFruit sites during this period.
The number of advertisements for the sale of fruit and vegetable products decreased slightly last week. Representatives of 14 countries sold their products on the site. Most of the proposals came from participants from Russia. The five most active countries also include Uzbekistan, Belarus, Ukraine, and Egypt. Besides, if Uzbekistan participants reduced the number of proposals by 25%, then representatives of Belarus and Ukraine increased their activity by one and a half times.
In the vegetable segment, most of the advertisements were for the sale of potatoes and onions. Sales of carrots and beets increased slightly. For the second week in a row, the supply of bell peppers is growing. The number of ads for the sale of pumpkin has more than doubled, which allowed it to get into our top. The interesting ads offered for sale kale, the popularity of which has been rapidly growing lately.
As soon as this product is not called, it is known, by the way, in our countries for many years under the modest name “curly cabbage.” However, “curly cabbage” is undoubtedly more challenging to sell than a superfood called “kale.” Less commonly, you can find the name “bruncol,” “browncol,” or “gruncol,” but they are all the same product.
Despite a decrease in supply, apple sales are in the lead in the fruit and berry segment. The supply of table grapes, watermelon, and melons has significantly decreased. Due to this, our top’s second position was unexpectedly taken by a pomegranate, which Uzbekistan and Egypt representatives actively began to offer. There was an ample supply of persimmons and plums. Participants also started offering fresh cranberries for sale.
The graph of the dynamics of proposals for key positions in quantitative terms is given below.
As for the advertisements for the purchase of vegetable products, onions were in the greatest demand last week. The participants also actively searched for potatoes and tomatoes. In the fruit segment, as in the previous week, requests for purchasing apples prevailed. Raspberries were also in high demand. Participants also searched for asparagus and hazelnuts.
In the EastFruit Fruittechnology technology group, fertilizer announcements prevailed. The supply of seedlings has increased. They actively offered apple, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry seedlings, and cluster seedlings of garden strawberries. There were offerings of onion and garlic seeds. We also sold refrigeration equipment.
On the Russian market, only onion has risen in price from fruit and vegetable products. The increase in the supply of pumpkin and bell peppers has led to a decrease in their prices. Carrots and cabbage also became cheaper. Participants also reduced prices for tomatoes and Chinese cabbage. In the fruit and berry segment, prices for apples and plums decreased. Watermelons also fell in price.
On the trading platforms of Ukraine in the vegetable segment, only beets and cabbage rose in price. The prices for cucumbers and radishes went down. Of the tomatoes, only red varieties fell in price. Red hot pepper has dropped in price by 5-10 UAH / kg. Producers have reduced the selling prices of zucchini, eggplant, and cauliflower. The increase in pumpkin supply adjusted its prices downwards. Greens such as onions, dill, basil, and salad have become cheaper.
In the fruit and berry segment, changes in prices are not so significant. It is possible to highlight the rise in prices for peaches, melons, and garden strawberries. Dogwood fell in price.
As for the prices in other countries, in Kazakhstan, sellers asked 35 tenges for onions, 60 tenges for beets, 70 tenges for carrots, and potatoes. Belarusian producers sold potatoes, carrots, cabbage at 11 rubles, and beets at 9 rubles per kg.
We remind you that all ads posted on trading platforms are available on the EastFruit portal using this link. There you can place your ads in groups even without installing Telegram.
An analysis of the dynamics of the supply of fruits and vegetables on trading platforms for the 35th week of 2020 can be found here.