China reduced the export of fruits and vegetables to Russia in the first half of 2009. The volume of vegetables exported to Russia decreased by 6,5% compared to the same period last year and amounted to $95.37 million; fruit imports fell by 7,6% - to $7.19 million, while imports of products made from vegetables, fruits and nuts dropped by 35,9% - to $114.46 million
Among vegetables, the maximum reduction in supply observed in the case of potato, which fell to 42,2% to 19,5 thousand tons as well as tomatoes - at 11% to 44,4 thousand tons, cabbage - by 9,9% to 18,3 thousand tons. The growth of supply was observed only in the segment of eggplant - by 20,8% to 1,61 tons.
Among fruits the biggest fall was in the segment of apples - by 27,6%, to 99 thousand tons, pears - 27%, to 7,7 tons, peaches - by 19,5% to 3,5 tons. Mandarin exports, on contrary, increased by 9,7% - to 26,5 thousand tons.