By the end of October 2020, vegetables production in Russia totalled some 5.3 million tons or 6% more than by the end of October 2019, reported the Ministry of Agriculture. The crop of vegetables produced in hothouses amounted to 1.13 million tons, including 647,000 tons of cucumbers (+14.3%) and 410,000 tons of tomatoes (+18.6%). The leaders of the production of hothouses vegetables are the regions of Lipetsk, Moscow, Volgograd, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk and Kaluga.
Onion, tomatoes, cabbage and carrots are major vegetables grown in open fields. Their share in total production is 22.3%, 18.5%, 17.8% and 13.6 % respectively.
State-run assistance promotes the development of the sphere. The regions choose the priority targets themselves and obtain national investments. This, they can support local farmers.
Export of tomatoes would total 20,000 tons by the end of 2020, or 2,500 tons more than in 2019; export of cucumbers – 13,000 tons (comparing to 11,500 tons in 2019). Belorussia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia are major importers.