Uzbekistan exporters have been actively increasing the supply and range of fruits and vegetables of the new harvest in the past two weeks.
At this time, Uzbekistan already exports seven items of fruits and vegetables harvested in 2021, apart from greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. In the traditional foreign markets, onions, white cabbage, Chinese cabbage, garlic, beetroot, and apricots and cherries are in high demand.
Judging by the requests for vehicles for transportation, the largest export volumes fall on the early Uzbek onions that are now transported from the southern region of Uzbekistan – the Surkhandarya region. An insignificant volume of onions is exported from the Syrdarya and Tashkent regions (middle of the country).
Uzbek onions are exported, as a rule, to Russian cities in the northern and central parts of the country. Ukraine and Belarus come second in the exports of early Uzbek onions, although it is difficult to imagine that Uzbek onions could compete in the Ukrainian market in terms of price, as price for quality onions in the country is smaller than the cost of transporting onions to Ukraine.
Importers expect onion prices in Ukraine to increase significantly by the time of delivery. There are also shipments to Latvia and Moldova, where prices are also still low, but have started to increase.