– Bartosz Urbaniak said that some farmers bought fertilizers in the spring, saw what started to happen, and bought them relatively cheaply. – However, the products of the new season will gradually enter the market, and may be much more expensive, much higher than inflation, because they will be made taking into account the current prices of the means of production. Some fertilizer prices increased by about 1000-2500 PLN per ton. He added that there are other cost factors in agriculture, such as fuel which has also increased significantly, as well as the energy required for drying and storage.
Networks got some raises. But it’s over
Although some farmers believe that producers who take agricultural raw materials from them or sellers in stores use them, we can see that Processors and sellers have reduced their margins. This means that they have already partially taken into account the price increases that have occurred at the level of agricultural production, he said.
The expert believes that companies no longer have room to further mitigate price hikes from the primary market. So, he expects it Next year, after the next season, grocery store prices could go up by as much as 20-30 percent. every year.
Companies suffer from rising energy costs
According to Urbanyak, margins in the processing industry grew in the first quarter immediately after Russia’s attack on Ukraine, but are now beginning to shrink due to inflation and the level of gas and energy prices.
– Very few companies, in Poland and abroad, purchased energy and gas under fixed-term contracts, several months ago. Most of them were buying from the spot market, Bartosz Urbaniac said, so they now have to bear the effects of rising energy costs.
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