Russia has the largest land area in the world, but being a cold country does not allow tropical fruits such as avocados to grow. Despite this, the Russian people’s palate loves recipes with avocado and avocado consumption is increasing every year.
When we look at the reasons for this, we see that urbanization in Russia is at a high rate and the urban population pays much more attention to nutrition. The nutritional values of avocado have made it an indispensable part of many diet lists. Again, in addition to local flavors, avocado recipes are highly demanded by tourists coming to the country. In order to meet such demand, Russia imports avocados from many countries.
Russia Avocado Imports
Russia is an important market for the whole world with a population of more than 145 million. When we look at world trade data, Russia’s avocado imports for 2021 are around 54 thousand tons. When we look at the last ten-year period, for example, avocado imports in 2012 were 11 thousand tons. Avocado consumption, which has been increasing day by day over the years, shows an increase of 4-5 times in 10 years. When you take into account the rejuvenating population of Russia, it is already apparent that these figures will be much higher in the coming years.
Russia imports avocados from many countries to meet the increasing demand for avocados in the domestic market. Avocados from Israel have the highest share in this market. Following Israel, avocados from countries such as Peru, South Africa, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Chile fill the domestic market. As an alternative to all these countries, Kenya is getting closer to becoming the largest avocado producer in the world with its avocado production increasing year by year. This is because Kenya’s climate, geographical location and cheap production costs are much more reasonable than other countries’ avocado sales prices, and the quality of Kenyan avocados is better than other countries. For these reasons, many countries in the world prefer Kenyan producers as their main avocado supplier.
Another thing to know about importing avocados to Russia is the trade route through which the avocados will come. Although there are some bans due to the current war between Russia and Ukraine, avocados generally come to Russia by air transportation. Avocados arriving via Sheremetyevo International Airport safely maintain their freshness until the day of shipment in the cold storage rooms located in the cargo terminal. Another alternative is avocado trade via Novorossiysk port.
Finally, if you want to import avocados for Russia but don’t know which supplier to work with, we would like to introduce you to Latmek Exporters, one of the leading avocado producers in Kenya.
Reliable Company Latmek Exporters for Avocado Import from Kenya to Russia
Latmek Exporters is able to reliably deliver fresh avocados of many different types such as Hass, Fuerte, Pinkerton, Jumbo, Hass, Fuerte, Pinkerton, Pinkerton, Jumbo, etc., grown organically and traditionally on our farms in the high altitude regions of Kenya.
For more than 7 years we have been organically growing the highest quality avocados on our farms and we have the ability to provide you with always fresh avocados for a long period of time, from February to October. Since we have low input costs during production and the climatic conditions are very favorable for avocado production, we are able to produce avocados in a much more advantageous way than other producing countries.
As Latmek Exporters, we have certified our global avocado supply with HCDA Certification, GLOBAL GAP and KEPHIS certificates.
You can safely import the best quality fresh organic avocados for your customers from Kenya with Latmek Exporters. For detailed information about avocado imports and avocado prices for 2023, you can contact us at the numbers on our contact page.