10% of Total Russian Vegetable Imports Are Carrots

According to GidMarket analysts, in 2018, with a total volume of imported vegetables of 1.88 million MT, carrots took up 10%. The report said: “In absolute terms, the size of imports amounted to 179,400 MT. Carrots are not considered difficult to grow in culture, but imports of marketable carrots amounted to almost 10% in 2018.

It also noted that before Russia introduced food import restrictions, Poland and Holland supplied carrots to the Russian market. The share of agricultural enterprises processing Russian-made potatoes and carrots is growing, especially after the introduction of a ban on vegetables from the Netherlands, France, Germany and Finland.