According to Rosselkhoznadzor, compared to the previous season, the export of ware potatoes in 2023 increased by 79%, reaching 326 thousand tons. 87 thousand tons of onions and garlic were sold abroad, or 112% more. Sales of root crops increased by 53%, rising to 15 thousand tons.
Russia was able to increase sales of vegetable crops and potatoes on foreign markets thanks to a good harvest. The main buyers of domestic agricultural products have traditionally been neighboring countries.
The press service of the department clarified that with an increase in exports last year, the volume of vegetables and fruits imported into our country decreased by 2%.