Iran made a breakthrough in the export of fresh vegetables and fruits to Russia

Updated Feb 12, 2021
This allowed Iran to bypass China in the ranking of the largest suppliers of fruits and vegetables to the Russian market, and come close to the traditional leaders, which are Turkey and Ecuador. Turkey in 2020 exported fruits and vegetables to Russia for $ 1.2 billion, and Ecuador - for $ 1.1 billion. Both Russia and Iran are under international sanctions, so their cooperation is not surprising. After the imposition of sanctions on food supplies from the EU, Ukraine, the United States and a number of other countries, prices for vegetables and fruits in Russia rose sharply, which gave impetus to the development of production in the countries of Central Asia, the Caucasus, Turkey and Iran. Iran took full advantage of these opportunities. And if earlier the main part of products from Iran was supplied to Russia through Azerbaijan, then in 2020 there was a tendency for the growth of direct supplies, without the mediation of Azerbaijan. “Monitoring the situation on the Russian fruit ...
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