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The CIS countries have increased the supply of vegetables to Russia, it follows from the data of Rsselkhoznadzor.

Thus, as of August 10, exports from Azerbaijan in comparison with the same period last year increased by 4.6% – from 323.3 thousand tons to 338.2 thousand tons. Vegetables and fruits from Tajikistan were delivered 38% more – 6.7 thousand tons to 4.8 thousand tons last year. Export to Russia from Turkmenistan increased by 93% – from 16.9 thousand tons to 32.7 thousand tons.

The import of potatoes from the CIS countries has doubled (from 102.2 thousand tons to 210.5 thousand tons). The main suppliers of potatoes are Belarus, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Belarus increased the supply of potatoes to Russia 11 times – from 8.3 thousand tons to 94.3 thousand tons, Azerbaijan by 23% – from 68.8 thousand tons to 84.7 thousand tons, Armenia by 38% – from 21.2 thousand tons to 29.5 thousand tons.

Azerbaijan remains the largest supplier of tomatoes to Russia among the CIS countries (114 thousand tons), Belarus – potatoes (94 thousand tons), carrots (57 thousand tons), white cabbage (29 thousand tons) and cucumbers (19 thousand tons ), Armenia – apricots (34 thousand tons), Kazakhstan – onions (61 thousand tons), watermelons (44 thousand tons) and melons (28 thousand tons), Moldova – apples (113 thousand tons) and grapes (9 thousand tons), Tajikistan – dried fruits (over 3 thousand tons), Uzbekistan – cherries (24 thousand tons), nectarines (20 thousand tons), plums (5.8 thousand tons) and dill (5, 6 thousand tons).

An increase in supplies is observed for almost all vegetables and countries. Thus, twice as many cucumbers were imported from Azerbaijan, beets – 2.4 times more, nectarines and apricots – 3 times, peaches – 2.8 times, pears – 2.4 times, persimmons – 2.3 times. , strawberries – 2.2 times, and watermelons – 9 times. Armenia increased supplies of pepper by 41% and apples by 15%. From Belarus, except for potatoes, the export of onions has doubled. 50% more apples were imported from Kazakhstan. And Kyrgyzstan has increased the supply of tomatoes 7.2 times. Also, a significant increase (2.3 times) is observed for apples. And import of cherries from Tajikistan increased 19 times. Significantly more (more than 7 times) carrots were imported from Turkmenistan. From Uzbekistan, the supply of watermelons increased 5 times, cucumbers 3.2 times, cherries 2.7 times, garlic 1.9 times.

In early August, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to take measures to increase the import of agricultural products from the CIS countries in order to stabilize prices, primarily for vegetables. Due to a poor harvest last year, vegetables from the “borsch set” have jumped in price significantly. To stabilize prices, the authorities are trying to minimize the number of intermediaries, develop fairs and sell products through marketplaces. For several weeks in a row, Rosstat has been recording a decline in prices for vegetables of the “borsch set” against the background of a new harvest.

Source:Russian newspaper

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