According to the portal Eastfruit, according to the Association of Retailers of the Republic of Moldova, even in summer more than 60% of the country's assortment of stores is formed by foreign supplies, and in all product categories. Out of season, the share of imports is even higher - up to 80%. It decreases only at the end of May, with the beginning of the supply of the first local fruits and vegetables. However, over the past few years, Moldovan farmers, even in the summer and early autumn, have not yet managed to occupy half of the supermarket shelves in the fruit and vegetable departments. In terms of product diversity, price-quality ratio, as well as supply stability, they are significantly inferior to imports.
The geography of supplies is quite diverse. So, in late June - early July, potatoes for Moldovan supermarkets are mainly supplied from the Netherlands, Romania, Russia and Belarus; garlic - from China, onions - from the Netherlands, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, eggplant and celery - from Spain, cabbage - from Macedonia, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, fresh herbs, beans, radishes - from Turkey.