Record potato imports and growth in greens exports - results of March 2023 in Serbia

Published May 25, 2023

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The first month of the spring of this year brought several serious changes to Serbia's foreign fruit and vegetable trade. Onion imports continued to grow, while potato imports reached a record high in recent years. The export of greens has sharply increased, and at the same time the export of frozen peas has decreased. In the fruit and berry segment, one should note an increase in imports of raisins and frozen strawberries. EF Trade Alerts. Serbia.

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Vegetables In the first month of spring, Serbia continued to actively increase potato imports. Potato imports to Serbia, tons Since the tuber is in demand, and by the beginning of spring its stocks in the farms came to an end, there was an acute shortage of this product on the Serbian market. As a result, in March, potato imports into the country reached a record high, during this period 10.8 thousand tons of tubers were imported to the Serbian markets. The lack of products was made up for by deliveries from France, Germany, Belarus and the Netherlands. A similar situation has developed in the onion segment. With a decrease in last year's stocks, the country was forced to significantly increase vegetable imports. Onion import from Serbia, tons As a result, in the first month of spring, importers were able to import a record volume of products to Serbia - 2.9 thousand tons, which is 5 times more compared to the same period last year. The shortage of vegetables was replenished by ...
Source: Eastfruit
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