Fresh apples accounted for 80% of Moldovan exports to the UAE in Q1 2022

Fresh apples accounted for 80% of Moldovan exports to the UAE in Q1 2022

In the first quarter of 2022, exports from the Republic of Moldova to the United Arab Emirates increased by more than 5 times compared to the same period last year and reached $1 million.

Of the total exports during this period, 80% were fresh apples, about 5 thousand tons, according to

“In the first three months of this year, we reached $1 million in exports compared to $184,000 in the same period last year. Among the exported goods, we note fresh fruits, especially apples, which accounted for about 80% of all exports in the first three months of this year. Also exported products are dried fruits, seeds, butter, ice cream, medicines, barley, bakery products. The increase in exports is due to joint actions to promote Moldovan products both at international exhibitions that are held annually in the Emirates, and meetings with distributors, buyers of supermarket chains,” said the Ambassador of Moldova to the UAE.

As EastFruit already wrote, specialists from Moldovan trading companies advise gardeners to work on increasing the caliber of apples. In difficult marketing conditions, only gardeners with “premium caliber” fruits of 70 mm or more will have more or less reliable chances to sell goods to intermediary exporters, or directly in foreign markets. There are no special hopes for the sale of small-caliber apples abroad.