According to the Russian Foreign Trade Customs Statistics online service, the Russian Federation exported 396,700 tons of vegetables in Q1 2020. This is 20.3% more than during the same period in 2019. In monetary terms, exports increased by 11.6% to $98.3 million.
A large share of the export was peas. In January-March 2020, 125,400 tons (+5.1%) of peas worth $31.7 million (+8.2%) was exported. Pakistan, Italy, Bangladesh and Nepal accounted for a significant share of supplies. Potato export increased to 125,000 tons worth $14.4 million (up 2.2 times). The main countries of destination were Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Turkmenistan.
Chick-pea exports came to 78,600 tons (+6.4%) worth $28.4 million (-0.4%). Most of the volume was shipped to Pakistan and Turkey. Onions and garlic exports came to 22,900 tons (-27.8%) worth $3.4 million (-35.8%), mostly to Iraq, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova.
Cucumber export increased by 3.5 times to 5,200 tons in terms of tonnage and by 6.8 times to $4.1 million in terms of value. Cucumbers were mostly designated for Belarus and Ukraine.
Exports to Ukraine increased by 87% up to 73.5 thousand tons in physical terms and by 67.9% up to $9.4 million in monetary terms. Most of the shipments were potatoes.