According to the data presented at the conference “Fruit Business in the Republic of Moldova”, Moldovan agricultural producers and traders exported about 5.5 thousand tonnes of apricots worth more than $3 million this year. The largest volume was exported to Ukraine – 2.1 thousand tonnes, Russia – 1.6 thousand tonnes, Belarus – 725 tonnes, Romania – 397 tonnes, Germany – 167 tonnes. In total, apricots from Moldova were exported to 16 countries. The average invoice price for apricots exported to the European Union is $1.23/kg (to Germany – $2.01/kg), to the CIS and post-socialist countries – $0.44/kg.
Earlier EastFruit reported that Moldova exported approximately 2 thousand tonnes of apricots in 2020. About half of this volume was supplied to Ukraine, whereas only a little more than a hundred tonnes were sent to the EU.
In 2021, growers from Moldova exported almost 1,000 tonnes of apricots to the European Union. As local exporters say, “apricots were greatly demanded in all foreign markets” this year. Apparently, this was partly due to the increase in their production. According to preliminary estimates of experts from associations of agricultural producers, the 2021 harvest of apricots in the country amounted to about 12 thousand tonnes (in 2020 – about 8 thousand tonnes). In addition, the growth in the export of Moldovan apricots indirectly stimulated the shortage of high-quality cherries intended for external supplies.
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