In September 2020, Uzbekistan managed to hit the record of table grapes exports to the Russian market in one month. In total, 18.400 tons of fresh table grapes entered the Russian market in that month; 2.2 times more than in the same month last year, exceeding the previous record by 3,000 tons. Since the prices for grapes also turned out to be higher, in September 2020, the revenue from the export of Uzbek grapes to Russia reached $19.2 million and exceeded last year’s result by 2.5 times.
It is worth noting that in October and November, the situation on the Russian table grape market became more favourable for exporters. The problems faced by grape producers in Moldova have further inflated prices. The Moldovan table grape harvest has decreased much more dramatically than the one in Uzbekistan. According to the estimates, Moldovan producers will be able to harvest only half of the volume produced in 2019.
Due to supplies growth, in September, the gap between Uzbekistan and Turkey in terms of table grape exports to Russia decreased to 8,500 tons, while in the same month of 2019 Uzbekistan was almost 17,000 tons behind Turkey. Thus, Uzbekistan is the second largest supplier of fresh table grapes to Russia this month. Also, the supply of table grapes to Russia from Armenia increased this year.