Huge increase in fruit exports from Belarus to Russia
Since the introduction of the embargo on agricultural products from the EU on August 1, 2014, up until the end of July 2015, the volume of Belarus' fruit exports to Russia has doubled, totalling 672.1 thousand tonnes, compared to 325.1 thousand tonnes in the same period a year earlier.
The export of pears has increased by almost three times, apple shipments have grown by 96%, citrus fruits by 60% and stonefruit exports are 103% greater than in the previous season. Belarus also exported up to 10 thousand tonnes of kiwis. ■