Vegetable exports from Russia up in First Quarter of 2020

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.

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