Albanian export of greenhouse vegetables increased by 1%
Published Jun 15, 2023
The weather was favorable for Albanian greenhouse horticulture this season. The warm winter allowed uninterrupted cultivation of cucumbers, while tomatoes hit the market almost a month earlier. However, this did not translate into larger harvest and export volumes. The data on greenhouse vegetables and their foreign trade show a volume increase of only 1% in the first four months of the year.
Vegetable exports mainly consist of tomatoes, which will also be marketed in Italy this year. Greenhouse growers in Dimal municipality, one of the areas with the highest density of greenhouses in the country, claimed that production for those who planted has been good this year, but investments have been reduced over the past two years due to rising input costs , the higher tax burden and the emptying of the village. A kilogram of tomatoes grown in greenhouses by the growers are sold to ...