Import of ginger in Russia has increased 12 times

As reported in the Department, only from 1 to 6 April, Russia imported 2.4 thousand t of fresh ginger. And it’s 12 times more than in the same period last year (203 MT), and 84 percent of the total imports of ginger during the previous three months. Almost all of the volume came from China, which last year increased its share of supply from 80 to almost 100%. Minor amounts occur in Brazil and Peru, but now these countries have in the offseason, says the Rosselkhoznadzor.

Photo: Anton Denisov/RIA Novosti Russian experts have described the regions with the highest costs for food

the Agency Also notes the doubling of the import of garlic. For the first week of April in Russia was almost 2.5 thousand tons, while during the same period last year to 1.2 thousand tons. there is also a championship for China, which has delivered 74 per cent of the total (1.8 thousand tons). Also the garlic was taken out of Egypt (22%) and Iran (4 percent). However, Rosselkhoznadzor notes that the growth of imports of garlic has been observed since the beginning of the year (30 percent).

But rising imports of lemons to Russia during the regime of isolation is not observed, says the Agency. For the first quarter of 2020 the volume of supply of lemons in the country compared to the first quarter of 2019 rose by only 5% (from 60 to 63 thousand tons). And in the first week of April, by contrast, was more than twofold decrease in supply over the same period last year – from 4 to 1.8 thousand tons. 80% of the total imported Turkey.

Photo: iStock the General Prosecutor’s office demanded to deal with the inflated prices of lemons and garlic

Recall that inlast few weeks in retail, there is high demand for these three products (especially ginger). In some stores, the price of ginger has jumped ten times on the background of rumors about his alleged healing properties of coronavirus. The FAS reported that the office received complaints about the rising prices of ginger, lemon and garlic. According to the representative of the FAS, the rise in price is due to restriction of supplies from abroad and short-term increase in demand for these products. Basically, the complaints relate to small shops.