By the end of this year, Uzbekistan may become one of the five largest potato importers in the world. In the first eleven months, Uzbekistan has already set a new record of potato imports, bringing in 456,000 tons, while the total imports of potatoes in 2020 amounted to 421,000 tons. This means the imports have more than doubled in just three years.
The total imports of potatoes to Uzbekistan is most likely to exceed 500,000 tons for the first time by the end of 2021. Therefore, with high probability, Uzbekistan will be the fifth among the largest potato importing countries, after Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy.