For the last month in a diet of ordinary nikolayevets, as well as Ukrainians, there was a noticeable shift towards potatoes. Volumes of its sales increased on a third.
Experts of the Ukrainian food market explain this increased love to traditional vegetable with decrease in purchasing power of the population as a whole, the growing price of bread, in particular, and stability of comparative low cost of potatoes that guarantees its last year's overproduction in last agricultural season in the volume of half a million tons.
Now in Nikolaev the price of kilogram makes 3 UAH for kg.
By Easter holidays it can closer increase to 5 UAH, but then will return on former positions: in few weeks in the markets and in supermarkets there have to be early Turkish potatoes at the estimated starting price of 30 UAH/kg.