Analysts from the ATOL company in Russia conducted a study on the cost of watermelons and melons before the start of the season, as well as examined changes in prices for other 'summer' berries and fruits. In July, watermelons could be purchased on average for 0.66 euros per kilogram, which is 30% more expensive than in the same period last year. The maximum average price of watermelons in 2023 for one kilogram was recorded in January at 3.62 euros.
Melons also increased in price by 30%: on average, in stores, Russians paid 1.11 euros per kilogram for melons in July. The maximum price was recorded in January at 5.58 euros per kilogram.
Peaches, apricots, plums, and nectarines have significantly become more expensive. The average price for these fruits in July increased by 40%, 31%, 30%, and 23%, respectively. Today, you can purchase one kilogram of peaches for 2.38 euros in stores, apricots for 2.29 euros, plums for 1.68 euros, and nectarines for 1.85 euros.
Within the context of overall inflation, raspberries have increased in price by 12% to 4.73 euros per kg, blueberries by 2% to 5.43 euros per kg, and strawberries by 2% to 4.74 euros per kg. The cost of pineapples has not changed over the year, while the price of cherries and kiwi, on the other hand, has decreased by 24% and 13%, respectively, reaching 3.77 euros and 2.62 euros.