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In Russia, flower prices have doubled over the year
In Russia, flowers have doubled in price in a year. The jump in prices was by February 14, by March 8, the cost of bouquets may increase by another 25-30%.
As reported "News", the reasons for the rise in prices for imported plants were coronavirus restrictions, the increased euro exchange rate and the increased cost of transportation. And the Russians have risen in price due to frost this winter - a lot of money is spent on heating greenhouses. According to market participants, the rise in prices for flowers per year ranges from 30 to 100%, depending on the supplying country. Last year, the maximum price of one rose reached 80 rubles, and now it has grown to 150.
Currently in Russia the most noticeable deficit of Dutch flowers. The price of the tulip has risen by about a third. The cost of one Dutch tulip is 30-35 rubles, Russian - 25-30 rubles. In retail, before March 8, they will be sold from 65-75 rubles apiece.
According to analysts from the OFD Platform, in February the average bill for a bouquet in Moscow amounted to 2 rubles, which is 750% higher than last year.