According to Rosstat, in 2019, the acreage devoted to onion cultivation in Russia stood at 59.5 thousand hectares; 3.7% less than in 2018.
Compared to 2010, the acreage has been reduced by 26.3%, according to the Marketing Research of the Onion Market carried out by the Godmarket agency, published on the RBC website.
"The reduction of the acreage is having a negative impact on Russia's onion production; however, it is worth noting that the dynamics of the production are somewhat different from the dynamics of the acreage, since in these conditions, producers are forced to increase the yield. This is done through a correct selection of the varieties to be cultivated in each region, looking into compliance with soil requirements and further conditions for proper care," said the agency's specialists.
In 2019, the yield per hectare of onions of all categories was 28.7 tons / ha, which is 5.7% more compared to 2018 and 59.7% more than in 2010.