September 15, 2015. The price for potatoes produced in Crimea has increased almost 1,5 times on the wholesale markets. According to ‘APK-Inform: Vegetables and Fruits’ agency, the price for potatoes on Simferopol markets is ranging from RUB 20 to RUB 30 (RUB 10 equals nearly UAH 3) today. For comparison, the potato price was no more than RUB 20 per 1kg in Simferopol last weekend. Such a sharp rise in prices may be coursed by the following factors: high demand for potatoes in autumn period; shortage of high-quality potatoes on the peninsular; the current wholesale potato price in Crimea is on average 2,5 times higher than in mid-September last year.