Soon the season of watermelons will be closed in Ukraine. According to his preliminary results, over the past three seasons, the export volume shows a positive trend. In the period from July to September of the current year, more than 19 thousand tons of watermelons were exported from the territory of Ukraine, which is 4% more than last season.
However, such positive results are not yet conclusive. The fact is that the current season of watermelons will be completed only in late October. Therefore, in total, the positive dynamics should show even greater results.
“In Ukraine in recent years, the production of early watermelon has been intensively developing, our climate in the south is quite conducive to this. But selling an early watermelon in Ukraine is not easy. During this period, there are a lot of berries in the domestic market, besides, Ukrainians still believe that the early watermelon is “stuffed with chemicals,” that is, dangerous to use. Therefore, Ukrainian producers are betting on exports, ”said Tatiana Getman, an expert in the produce market of Eastern Europe. Also, according to her, the largest volume of exports was recorded in August of this year.