Vegetable imports 2019

According to the SeaNews TSVT service, in January-November 2019, 2 million MT of vegetables worth $1.5 billion were imported into Russia.

In physical terms, imports fell by 14% compared to the same period in 2018, in money terms – by 3.6%.

Most of all, tomatoes are brought to Russia. According to the results of 11 months of 2019, their deliveries amounted to 484,400 MT (-6.8%) in the amount of $ 544 million (-3.1%). The largest importer of tomatoes to Russia was Azerbaijan. Significant volumes also came from Turkey, China, Morocco and Belarus.

Potato deliveries in monetary terms decreased by 39.7% to $131 million, in physical terms – by 48.1% to 295,500 MT. The largest volumes of deliveries were from Egypt, Azerbaijan, China and Pakistan.

Onion imports (this includes both onions and shallots, leeks and other varieties) amounted to 192,700 MT (+ 21%) and $79.9 million (+ 36.8%). Most of the products came from Egypt and China.

The import of carrots decreased by 2.7% to 166,399 MT; in money terms, on the contrary, it increased by 3.7% and amounted to $ 75.2 million. The largest volumes came from Israel, China and Belarus.

The largest exporters to Russia of cabbage (cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, leaf and others) in January-November 2019 were China, Uzbekistan and Iran. During the reporting period, cabbage was delivered to Russia 149,700 MT (+ 15.9%) for $70.9 million (+ 31.1%).

138,200 MT (-3.4%) were imported in the amount of $167.9 million (+ 0.6%). The main suppliers were China and Israel.

Cucumbers were imported 79,600 MT, 22.3% less compared to the same period in 2018. In monetary terms, supplies decreased by 16.2% to $ 82.6 million. Most of the volume accounted for Iran, China and Belarus.

The supply of garlic in physical terms increased by 3.9% to 48,400 MT, in money terms – by 8.8% to $67.1 million. The largest volumes came from China.

The main suppliers of canned vegetables were India, dried – China and India, frozen – Belarus, China and Serbia.

In January-November 2019, vegetables were imported to Russia from 76 countries. The main supplying countries were China, Azerbaijan and Egypt.

In January-November 2019, 453,900 MT of vegetables were imported from China, an increase of 3.4% compared to the same period in 2018. In monetary terms, imports amounted to $369.7 million (-1%).

Supplies from Azerbaijan decreased by 3.1% to 235,800 MT. In monetary terms, the import of vegetables increased by 1.5% to $210 million.

229,700 MT of vegetables (-46.7%) worth $ 118.1 million (-30%) were imported from Egypt.