Turkmenistan among top three countries in terms of potato imports from Russia

Business Materials 21 January 2021 11:55 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 21

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

Turkmenistan is the second-largest exporter of potatoes from Russia, Trend reports with reference to the Arzuw NEWS News Agency.

Turkmenistan purchased 34,000 tons of potatoes from Russia in 2020, said the report.

Due to the development of the potato growing industry in Turkmenistan, 2/3 of the import volume was the seed material purchased for planting vegetables in domestic conditions.

As earlier the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia told Trend, Russia and Turkmenistan increased mutual trade in agricultural products by 83.7 percent.

"As of December 27, 2020, mutual trade in agricultural products and food between Russia and Turkmenistan increased by 83.7 percent compared to the same period last year and amounted to $164.6 million," the report said.

The main goods that were supplied from Turkmenistan to Russia were fresh tomatoes ($22.6 million), wool ($1.3 million), and cotton fiber waste ($0.7 million), added the message.
Also, Russia considers Turkmenistan as a promising direction for the development of agricultural supplies.

"Some 11 export-oriented investment projects are planned to be implemented on Russian territory until 2024," the ministry said, adding that the Turkmen market is considered as a promising direction for the development of agricultural supplies for these projects.

The ministry also noted that Russia plans to expand the export of agricultural products to Turkmenistan in a number of areas. In particular, these are starch-based products, confectionery products, oatmeal, flour, oatmeal, and multi-grain flakes, sour cream, cheese, and cottage cheese products, ice cream, whole milk products, condensed milk, crab sticks, salmon caviar, canned fish products, soy and grain seeds, as well as poultry meat.


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