There is an extremely low volumes of peach exports from Uzbekistan, despite the fact that the peach export season usually enters an active phase at this time of the year. Experts claim that about a fifth of the current season of Uzbek peach exports is lost.
Peach is the second most important source of exports revenue in the fruit segment of Uzbekistan and is second only to fresh table grapes. As a rule, the exports of peaches from Uzbekistan starts in June. Depending on the changing weather every year, June accounts for 3% to 16% of the annual volume of shipments to foreign markets. However, only a few batches of peaches were exported this season. The main reason is the high price of peaches in Uzbekistan this season.
As of July 1, 2020, the average wholesale price of quality peaches in the capital markets of the republic was 18,000 sums per kg ($ 1.7), which is approximately three times higher than on the same date in 2020 and 4 times higher than in 2019. For comparison, in Russia, the main and traditional export market for Uzbek peaches, the average wholesale price is only 20 cents higher and was $ 1.9 per kg on the same date. Exporters from Turkey offer peaches at $ 0.90-0.95 per kg on FCA terms.
In addition, at the beginning of July 2021, the average wholesale prices for peaches in Tajikistan were 3 times, and in Georgia – 4.5 times lower than in Uzbekistan. Accordingly, exporters from these countries can supply peaches to the Russian market much cheaper than Uzbek exporters.
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