According to SeaNews Russian Foreign Trade Customs Statistics online service, in Q1 2020 Russia imported 17.7 thousand tons of nuts (+15.7%) worth $89.1 mn (+18%). Mixtures of nuts and mixtures of nuts and dried fruits are not included in this category in the customs statistics.
Coconuts import increased by 34.2% up to 5.1 thousand tons in terms of tonnage, and by 42.6% up to $8.7 mn in monetary terms. The main exporters were the Philippines and Indonesia.
Hazelnuts import made 4 thousand tons (+5.3%) worth $22.3 mn (+18%). Most of the products were supplied to Russia from Azerbaijan and Turkey.
Import of cashew decreased by 10% down to 2.7 thousand tons, while in monetary terms it decreased by 28.4% down to $15.1 mn. The largest volumes came from Vietnam.
The largest almond exporters to Russia in the first quarter of 2020 were China and Chile. During the reporting period, Russia imported 2.1 thousand tons of almonds (+40%) worth $17.8 mn (up 2.2-fold).
Import of walnuts amounted to 2.1 thousand tons (+23.5%) worth $9.5 mn (+41.8%). The main exporting countries were China, Ukraine and Chile.
Pistachios import made 1.5 thousand tons, 36.4% more than during the same period in 2019. In monetary terms, it increased by 23.3% up to $14.3 mn.
During the first quarter of 2020, nuts were imported to Russia from 32 countries. The major countries of origin were Azerbaijan, China, Indonesia and Vietnam.
In January-March 2020, 2.8 thousand tons of nuts were imported to Russia from Azerbaijan, 15.2% less than during the same period last year. In monetary terms, the import from Azerbaijan was $15.8 mn (+1.3%). The entire volume was hazelnuts.
Imports of nuts from China surged 4.6-fold up to 2.3 thousand tons. In monetary terms, supplies were up 5.5-fold to $17.2 mn. Almonds and walnuts dominated.
Indonesia supplied to Russia 2.2 thousand tons of coconuts (+46.7%) worth $3.6 mn (+63.6%).
Imports from Vietnam decreased by 30.4% down to 1.6 thousand tons in terms of tonnage and by 35.5% to $12.7 mn in monetary terms. Almost all of the volume was cashew.