Uzbekistan’s fruit exporters have continued to expand the geography of melon exports in 2021. The nation, however, did not manage to stay on all the markets. In 2021, Uzbek melons were first exported to EU countries such as Sweden and Greece.
Fruit exporters of Uzbekistan increased the exports of melons to such countries as Latvia (by 13%), Germany (160%) and Ukraine (by 40%). But exports of melons to Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Moldova decreased in 2021. Supplies to Lithuania and the Czech Republic also dropped sharply.
The five largest importers of melons from Uzbekistan provided 96% of all exports: Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Germany. They bought over 1,000 tons of melons from Uzbekistan each.