Uzbekistan might increase its garlic exports to the EU

It seems that in the 2022/23 season, Uzbekistan can get a good benefit from the export of garlic to EU countries. The fact is that garlic prices in the European Union are increasing due to delays in exports and an increase in the cost of logistics for the delivery of garlic from China. Therefore, importers became interested in the possibility of partial replacement of Chinese garlic in the EU market with garlic from Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan annually exports about 3,000 tons of garlic, mainly to Russia and Kazakhstan. The record volume of exports was noted in 2018, when more than 5,000 tons of this fresh product were exported. In 2022, from the very beginning of the early garlic harvesting season, its exports remained quite high.

Uzbekistan already has some experience in exporting fresh garlic to the European Union and even supplied garlic to the United States. The export of Uzbek garlic to the EU countries and the US happened mainly in 2019. Among the EU countries that purchased garlic from Uzbekistan were Latvia, Poland and the Czech Republic. Also, annually, small volumes of Uzbek garlic are supplied to the UAE.


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