Potatoes: Pakistan among top exporters to Russia

In first 7 months of 2011 Russia imported 2 times more potatoes than in whole year of 2010


Ppi August 24, 2011

KARACHI: Pakistan has turned out to be one of the major suppliers of potatoes to the market of Russian Federation. Pakistan entered the group of top three for the first time ever along with Netherlands and Egypt, as in previous years Pakistan’s potato exports to Russia were insignificant. In first 7 months of 2011 Russia imported 2 times more potatoes than in whole year of 2010, according to Fruit-Inform project. In the whole season of 2010-11 Russia’s potato imports grew almost 4.5 times in comparison with previous season due to sharp decrease of domestic potato production in the country because of bad harvest. Expansion of Russia’s potato import geography is connected with abolition of an import duty on potatoes from January to August 1, 2011, because of lack of supply in Russian internal market.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 24th,  2011.

COMMENTS (1)

saeed | 9 years ago | Reply What will we get by exporting these potatose other then foreign exchange..we need to built a knowledge base economy where we should invest in our human resource and make them skill full...I Hope we get leaders like Imran khan who atleast have some kind of vision for this nation..let us give him one chance..if he will not deliver then we will together critisice him...
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