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Russian consumers’ appetite for imported apples grows stronger

This article was originally published in Foodnews

RUSSIA became the world’s largest importer of apples and pears last year, according to the latest USDA report, with a combined total of 1.52 million tonnes of fruit (1.11 million tonnes were apples). Fruit consumption in Russia is rising and reached 71kg per person in 2010, up 10% from 2009. This trend is likely to continue, supported by a trend toward healthy diets in Russia, adds the USDA.



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