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Moldova is the world's largest exporter of plums among the countries of the Northern Hemisphere

Fresh Plum
Fruits
Moldova
Market & Price Trends
Published Nov 15, 2023

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Moldova has set a new export record for fresh plums in the 2023/24 season, potentially making it the largest exporter of fresh plums among Northern Hemisphere countries. Moldova's main competition in Europe is Spain, however, their plum harvest decreased due to climate disasters. Moldova has redirected their plum exports from the CIS countries to the European Union, with 73% of their total plum volume being exported to the EU.
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EastFruit analysts drew attention to the fact that in the 2023/24 season, Moldova not only updated the export record for fresh plums, but may well lay claim to the laurels of the world’s largest exporter of this product among the countries of the Northern Hemisphere. Only two countries in the Southern Hemisphere will be ahead of Moldova in terms of volume: Chile and South Africa. Let us recall that the peculiarity of plum cultivation in the Southern Hemisphere is the mirror harvest season, which ripens at a time when it is winter in the countries of the Northern Hemisphere. Accordingly, the countries of the Southern Hemisphere are actively using this advantage to develop the export of fresh fruits and vegetables, because the bulk of plum consumers live in the Northern Hemisphere. At the same time, Moldova competes in the market with many countries that grow and export commercial volumes of plums. Moldova's main competitor in Europe is Spain. However, in 2023, the plum harvest in ...
Source: Eastfruit
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