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Moldova used export share of plums this season

13:29 | 08.10.2021 Category: Economic

Chisinau, 8 October /MOLDPRES/- Moldova has used this season the export quota (15 thousand tons) for plums on the European Union market. As of October 8, more than 36,000 tons of plums have been exported from the country. The main European destinations were Romania, Poland, Germany, Croatia, Austria and the Netherlands.

The results announced today by the Moldova Fruct Association were predictable, given the data made public back in August which showed that "plum exports have increased in Moldova, and in this context the increase in wholesale prices continues." EastFruit wrote about this, noting that in the first decade of August, the Moldovan market continued to increase wholesale prices for plums. At the same time, the price polarization process was gradually activated: plums for the domestic market sold for no more than 10-11 lei / kg ($ 0.56-0.61 / kg), and those for export increased to 14-15 lei / kg ($ 0.78-0.84 / kg).

"Traders claim that this situation is normal. Stagnation and, in some cases, falling wholesale prices for plums in the country's urban markets is associated with declining demand for expensive fruits and vegetables, relatively speaking, during the summer holidays (population departure). In addition, the prices were also affected by the consequences of rainfall, in some areas - with hail, in late July - early August ", the quoted source said.

Meanwhile, according to the observations of the operators on the Moldovan fruit and vegetable market, the export of goods gradually increased. In particular, Moldovan plums of the Peteșteanca variety, which is in demand on the Romanian market, have started to be exported to Romania. This year, the plum crop of this variety is small both in Romania and in the Republic of Moldova, which explains the increase in prices for these products. At the beginning of August 2021, the level of wholesale prices for plums was 1.5-2 times higher than in the same period last year.

According to the Moldova Fruit Association, the Republic of Moldova is among the top ten exporters of plums in the world, according to the volume of plums delivered fresh and, at the same time, is among the world's leading producers of dehydrated plums. The variety preferred by consumers abroad is Stanley, for fresh consumption, say the specialists from Moldova Fruct.

Photo: Moldova Fruct

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