A study conducted by Cooperativa Tara Mea in July 2020 shows that Romanian vegetable imports increased in 2019.
In 2019, vegetable imports reached 740,000 tons worth 516 million Euro, compared to 678,318 tons worth 424.3 million Euro in 2018, according to INS. The main suppliers were the Netherlands and Poland, with over 10,000 tons, followed by Turkey, Germany, France, Greece, Hungary, Spain, Italy and Egypt. At the same time, exports reached only 121,000 tons worth 95.6 million euros.
The ranking of the most imported products includes frozen vegetables, potatoes, carrots, dried legumes, tomatoes and onions. April was the month with the largest volume of imports, with 96,631 tons, while those of August, with just 25,097 tons, were the lowest, according to INS data.
Romania produced 3.57 million tons of vegetables in 2019; less than in the previous year, when the volume reached 3.7 million tons.