Azerbaijan: the Main Tomato Supplier to Russia in 2017

Russian media, the citing Federal Customs Committee, reported that Azerbaijan was the leading tomato exporter to Russia in 2017.

Azerbaijan increased its export volume by 50 percent to 151,000 MT (worth some $151 million dollars). Azerbaijan’s share in the Russian tomato import increased from 22 percent in 2016 to 30 percent in 2017.

According to, Russia accounted for 99.8 percent of Azerbaijan’s total tomato export in 2017. China held the second place with 109,000 MT (a 26 percent year-on-year increase). Morocco went down to the third place (from the first place it held in 2016). The country’s share correspondingly decreased to 23 percent with 97,000 MT. Belarus with 70,000 MT and Iran with 9,000 MT also entered the Top 5.