The price of buckwheat in Ukraine has grown 2.2-fold YoY, up to UAH 36.92 per kilogram in August, according to the State Statistics Service.
Since August 2019, rice has also grown in price by 3.6%, to UAH 23.69 per kilogram, and semolina – by 2.4%, to UAH 14.34 per kilogram.
Prices for bakery and pasta products have also increased. In particular, in August, an average price of high-grade wheat bread was UAH 24.98 per kilogram (+4.5%); first-grade wheat bread – UAH 20.16 per kilogram (+5.3%); rye and rye-wheat bread – UAH 20.96 per kilogram (+2.8%); French bread – UAH 13.97 per 0.5 kilogram (+2.4%). Pasta from soft wheat flour rose in price by 4.8% over the reporting period, up to an average of UAH 19.11 per kilogram in August.
At the same time, other groats and flour have fallen in price since August 2019: millet – by 44.3% (to UAH 19.61 per kilogram in August 2020); barley – by 6.3% (to UAH 11.32 per kilogram) and wheat flour – by 1.4% (to UAH 11.57 per kilogram). (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)