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Increase in volumes of fruit imported by India

Staff Writer | December 19, 2016
As a consequence of the Russian embargo on fresh European and American products, India is receiving more and more fruit from these countries.
Europe fruit
Food trade   Thanks to the Russian ban
Prices are falling on the Indian market making these products more affordable to the greatest number.

Without the Russian market, offers from Europe, Canada, the United States and Australia are increasing and producers and exporters are looking for new outlets.

The Indian market attracts by its volume. According to estimates by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, India imports about 330,000 tonnes of fruit, mainly from Europe, the United States, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Canada And South-East Asia.

Grofers, the online grocery platform registered a 75% increase in the fruit segment, mainly due to the increase in the range. Imports of kiwis increased by 60%, citrus by 30% and apples by 20%.