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Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation

Greenhouse vegetable production has increased by 28.6%

5 Mar, 2021
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Currently, the production of greenhouse vegetables is exceeding last year's performance.

As of March 2, a total of 172.5 thousand tonnes of vegetables were grown in winter greenhouses, which is 28.6% higher compared to the same period last year (134,1 thousand tonnes). Russian farmers harvested 106.5 thousand tonnes of greenhouse cucumbers (+12.9%) and 64.7 thousand tonnes of tomatoes (+70.4%).

The gross harvest of greenhouse vegetables in 2020 amounted to approximately 1.5 million tonnes, which is 12% higher than in 2019 (1.33 million tonnes). According to preliminary data, farmers harvested a record of 1.35 million tonnes (+18.4%) of vegetables in winter greenhouses.

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