Russian retail chains buy less apples
Situation in Russia is getting worse for producers and exporters of apples. In last two weeks the numer of orders has decreased significantly. Also Russian retail chains as Magnit have limited purchase.
First reason of such situation is weather. Currently there is very warm in Russia and it influences on consumers needs.
Another thing are prices. Poor rate of Rouble and increasing inflation cause that prices are rising. Due to this people stopped buying apples which are not necessities.
Last but most important factor is situation in Crimea. Russians are anxious and know that they should start saving money.
Representatives of Russian retail chains say that th demand for apples is at the minimum level. More popular and needed fruits are bananas.