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Economist: Grain prices will continue to drop

Георги Ангелов
Photo: Lora Turkoleva

"The farmers' problem is not related to imports from Ukraine, which are minimal - 0.3% of Bulgarian production. This is the opinion of Georgi Angelov, senior economist at the Open Society Institute. "When Ukrainian grain imports are stopped, it will become clear that this has no effect," he told BNR. 

Mr. Angelov said the expected new harvest would further lower grain prices. The economist said the 2022 price had been artificially inflated on the world and Bulgarian markets. "Bulgaria produces between 6 and 7 million tonnes of grain and consumes only 1.5 million tonnes. We are a big exporter of grain and there is no way that the price in Bulgaria is higher than the world price," Angelov said.

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