Approximately 22,000 tons of apples were exported from Moldova in September 2021. This is several times higher than in the previous month and in September 2020 (9,500 tons). This is the highest volume of September exports of Moldovan apples in the last four years.
The rise in apple exports in September stands out against what was almost a complete halt in August, when almost all apples were sent either to storage facilities or for processing. In September, the demand for Moldovan apples on the main Russian sales market emerged in the second half of the month. Obviously, it was caused by a large difference between wholesale prices in the markets of Moldova and the Russian Federation.
Amid growing demand from exporters on the Moldovan market, wholesale prices for apples began to grow gradually since the beginning of the second week of October.