Armenia’s Ministry of Agriculture (Minselkhoz) reported in a press release that the share of its country’s supplies to the Russian market has jumped from 30 percent to 83 percent.

“Eighty-three percent of exports of fresh fruits and vegetables are going to Russia. Last year, this number was just 30 percent,” according to the agency’s press release.

The agency now sees Armenia as having become a source for substituting imports that once came from countries now included under Russia’s embargo, representatives of Armenia’s Minselkhoz said. Armenian exports have amounted to 50.3 thousand tonnes. Of this amount, 21 thousand tonnes were Armenian apricots. Other fruits and vegetables included peaches, plums, cherries, tomatoes and cucumbers.

FruitNews article (Russian)