Uzbekistan interrupted the trend of annual growth in the export volume of apples of summer varieties in 2021. Apart from weather anomalies, the reasons lie in the unexpected oversaturation of the Russian market with apples and a decrease in prices, because stocks in most countries of the region turned out to be record high as of May 1, 2021. As a result, prices for apples in Uzbekistan in summer were slightly lower than in Russia.
From May to July 2021, Uzbekistan exported only 1,600 tons of early apples to the Russian market – almost three times less than in the same period of 2020.
Tajikistan exported 116 tons of summer apples to Russia for the first time, given growing apple production in the country and the active expansion of intensive and semi-intensive apple orchard areas. The volume of exports increased by 26% over the year. The results of Turkmenistan turned out to be even more noteworthy: impressive 507 tons of early apples were exported to Russia in the summer, which is 30% more than in the same period last year.