According to EastFruit analysts, the first shipment of frozen raspberries from Uzbekistan to the Russian market in August 2021 was successful. Therefore, several batches were exported at once in September.
In total, Uzbekistan has exported 83 tonnes of frozen raspberries to Russia in August-September. This is a relatively small volume, especially if you look at the export volume records noted in Ukraine recently. However, the very fact of Uzbekistan’s entry into a very profitable segment of the exports of frozen berries is very indicative. The main challenge for Uzbek producers of frozen berries and fruits in the near future will be the development of raw material sector. In our opinion, this can serve as an impetus for the development of growing a range of berry crops, such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and others.
By the way, only seven countries exported frozen raspberries to the Russian market in August 2021. The largest volumes of frozen raspberries were supplied to Russia by Belarus, although, most likely, it was mainly the re-export of Polish and Ukrainian berries that cannot be supplied to Russia directly. Significantly smaller volumes of frozen raspberries in September 2021 were supplied to the Russian market by China and Serbia – about 200 tonnes each.
Considering the high prices for raspberries this year, we have already written that the areas planted with them in Uzbekistan continue to expand. And quite unexpectedly for market participants, Russia has become the second fastest growing market for frozen raspberries in the world.
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