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According to the Fruit and Vegetable Union, Russia imported 412.7 thousand tons of greenhouse vegetables in 2022, which is 12.9% less than the previous year’s 473.9 thousand tons. The cost of imports decreased by 6.4%, to $497.6 million from $531.6 million in 2021. Cucumber imports decreased by 11.5%, and tomato imports decreased by 13.1%. The main countries of import were Turkey, Belarus, China, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The Union notes that in 2022, the greenhouse industry set another record, harvesting 1.5 million tons of vegetables, which is 7% more than in 2021. The industry has been steadily increasing its production of greenhouse vegetables since 2015.
The price dynamics in this market are characterized by pronounced cyclicality associated with seasonality. Traditionally, high prices for greenhouse vegetables are observed from late autumn to early spring, as during this period, the supply of domestic products on the market decreases, and imports increase.
This data is significant for farmers, agronomists, agricultural engineers, farm owners, and scientists who work in agriculture. The reduction in greenhouse vegetable imports in Russia indicates an increase in domestic production, which is a positive trend for the industry. The cyclicality of prices in this market should also be taken into account when planning production and sales.