apple export

In a meeting with the farmers of Gagauzia recently, Vladimir Bolea, the country’s new minister of agriculture and food industry (MAIA). subtly acknowledged that there are now no alternatives to the country’s traditional markets for Moldovan apple exporter. He claimed that whereas formerly “we shipped about 95% of our apples to the Russian market,” their shipment to Russia. “dropped to 70%, but this is still a very big number” in the first half of 2022 due to obvious reasons. The authorities in Moldova are “searching for new markets not to replace the existing ones, but to augment them,”. even though Moldovan apple producers have entered the Saudi Arabian market and are currently negotiating advantageous fruit exports with the Egyptian government.

The leaders of agricultural producers’ associations respond to these claims made by the head of the MAIA by noting that in terms of diversifying apple exports, the nation made progress in the spring and summer of 2022. Thus, during the same period last year, Moldovan apples were ship to 18 nations; this year, you sent them to 28 countries. You already reported that you redistributed the delivery volumes. In this context, it is noteworthy that Romania imported more than 8,000 tonnes of apples from the Republic of Moldova in the first half of 2022. compared to exports of no more than 2,000 tonnes per year in the previous three years. And for the defined time of the current year, the supply of apples from Moldova to the markets of the Middle Eastern nations climbed from zero to more than one thousand tonnes.

Apple suppliers

According to Apple suppliers, the 2022 apple crop in Moldova (380 000–420 000 tonnes) may be one of the lowest in the previous five years. Iurie Fale, the executive director of Moldova Fruct, recently made a more upbeat prediction at the Prognosfruit conference: 485 000 tonnes. Product quality is probably variable. The leaders of farmer and trader associations nevertheless expect that the country’s export resource. won’t decline significantly because apples for the “fresh market” will make up a higher portion of the sales structure and a lower portion for processing.

Due to its market’s ability to accept both premium and average-quality apples. Egypt is highlight in producers’ and traders’ plans for the upcoming marketing season. However, due to logistical issues, the head of the Moldovan foreign ministry’s planned trip to Egypt did not happen. Soon, business associations from Moldova are scheduled to travel to Egypt. Additionally, an interstate agreement is required, but it takes time before trial shipments are allow. In the best-case scenario, regular apple exports from Moldova to Egypt might begin in the second part of October.

Moldova’s diversification of its apple exports is not too easy

According to industry insiders, Vladimir Bolea, the new Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry of the Republic of Moldova (MAIA), is aware that, for the time being. conventional marketplaces are the only options for Moldovan apples. He said that whereas formerly “we shipped around 95% of our apples to the Russian market,” their shipment to Russia “dropped to 70%, but this is still a very big number” in the first half of 2022 due to obvious reasons.

The authorities in Moldova are “searching for new markets not to replace the existing ones, but to augment them,” even though Moldovan apple producers have joined the Saudi Arabian market. presently discussing advantageous fruit exports with the Egyptian government.

Conclusion –

The leaders of agricultural producers’ associations respond to these claims made by the director of the MAIA by noting that in terms of diversifying apple exports. the nation made progress in the spring and summer of 2022. Thus, during the same time last year, Moldovan apples were shipp to 18 nations; this year, you sent them to 28 countries.