China has supplied stone fruits like Peaches & Nectarines to Russia for a long time.

In 2008 its export value reached USD 10 million.

In 2019 The Russian Federal Services for Veterinary & Phytosanitary Surveillance reported 48 cases of contamination of foreign organisms in Chinese shipments; if transferred, it could devastate 30-90% of crop yields.

Thus, imposing a ban on Chinese stone fruits export to Russia.

As the ban is yet to be lifted, according to USDA, Chinese exports of Nectarines & Peaches are expected to be down by one-third in the absence of the Russian market.

Favorable climate conditions, a growing juice industry & strong governmental support, has given rise to the Turkish exports in Russia.

Even the impact of covid-19 has been minimal on the sector, and due to attractive prices, the country has been in the eyes of large consumer economies, owing to its low labor cost & high supply.

Just in 2008, the export value of Turkey to Russia was USD 7.4 million. Simultaneously, its growth in export value recorded a 288% hike over the 2015-19 period, a 32% increase.

Turkish Peaches & Nectarine exports are expected to reach 140,000 tons.

On the other hand, the global Peach & Nectarine production has contracted globally in the US, EU & China, which happens to be the major producing countries.

This is an opportunity which Turkey should not miss to become a leader in Peach & Nectarine market.

The EU’s entrance to the Russian market is also restricted until the year-end.

Traditional exporters like Spain, Italy & France have been reducing growing areas for Peaches & Nectarines due to an accumulating surplus.

Not only Turkey, but Egypt has increased its fruit exports, rising Peach & Nectarine exports by 186% in terms of import during the Market year 2018-19.

All-together the circumstances are giving rise to new players in the Peach & Nectarine market.

New Players in Peaches & Nectarine Export Market