According to the results of the year, it turned out that the main share of vegetables grown in Russia is occupied by potatoes, and the rest is bought in China, Belarus and Egypt.
By the end of the year, the Russian vegetable market is estimated at 53 million tons, which is 4% lower than in 2015. The main share (59%) in the Russian market of fresh vegetables is taken by potatoes. Cabbage of all types accounts for 7% of the market volume, tomatoes - 6%. - RBC reports.
After the food embargo was introduced, the share of fresh vegetable imports in 2016 was less than 3% - this is the lowest figure in the last decade.
Most of all tomatoes are imported from abroad. 52% of fresh vegetables are supplied from China, Belarus and Egypt.
Almost everything that is grown in Russia is consumed on the domestic market. However, although exports are considered negligible compared to imports, sales of vegetables abroad increased by 42%. Basically we are talking about potatoes and onions.
The gross harvest of vegetable crops in Russia, at the end of 2016, decreased by 3%.
A source: http://eda.omskinform.ru