Azerbaijan becomes main tomato supplier to Russia

 Azerbaijan becomes main tomato supplier to Russia

Azerbaijan was a leader in tomato export to Russia in 2017, Russian Federal Customs Committee said.

Azerbaijan increased its export volume by 50% to 151,000 tons ($151 million). Azerbaijan’s share in Russian tomato import increased from 22% in 2016 to 30% in 201, Agroinvestor reported.

Russia accounted for 99.8% of Azerbaijan’s total tomato export in 2017. China held the second place with 109,000 tons (a 26% increase from 2016). Morocco went down to the third place from the first place it held in 2016. The country’s share correspondingly decreased to 23% with 97,000 tons.

Belarus with 70,000 tons and Iran with 9000 tons also entered the Top 5.

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