Russia: in the first nine months of this year 72,000 tons of pears were imported to Russia from Belarus
- In the first half of the year Lithuania exported 90,000 tons of pears to Belarus compared to not even 10,000 tons in the same period last year (source: Eurostat)
- In the first half of this year Lithuania imported 82,000 tons of pears, of which 58,000 tons came from the Netherlands and 10,000 tons came from Belgium. In the first half of 2014 Lithuania imported 32,000 tons, of which 21,000 tons came from the Netherlands and 6,000 came from Belgium. (source: Eurostat)
- Official export figures (source: Eurostat) of pears from the Netherlands to Lithuania show a much smaller export
- Export figures from Belgium (source: Eurostat) show that during the first half of 2015 export reached 167,000 tons compared to 184,000 tons in the first half of 2014. According to Eurostat, the Belgian export of pears to Lithuania grew in the first half of this year, from 4,000 to 24,000 tons. Furthermore, it is noticeable that exports from Belgium to Latvia rose sharply, from 1,600 in the first half of 2014 to 21,000 tons in the first half of 2015. Export from the Netherlands grew in the same period as well, from 19,000 to 27,000 tons.
What is striking is that no other country has jumped in to replace Russia. In the first nine months of this year Russian import of pears from Argentina fell from 90,000 tons to less than 70,000 tons. Import from South Africa and Chile remained at the same level and import from China fell. In other countries the numbers are much smaller. There was growth in import in the following countries: Morocco, Bosnia, Brazil, Armenia and Peru.