Imported products from Turkmenistan fall on the main sales in the greenhouse tomatoes segment in the greenhouse vegetables market of Tajikistan, EastFruit reports.
Turkmenistan supplied greenhouse tomatoes to the Tajik market for the first time in 2020.
Now, according to analysts, Turkmenistan has firmly gained a foothold as a leader in exports, ahead of Uzbekistan, which was previously the undisputed leader in terms of exports of greenhouse tomatoes to the Tajik market. Turkmenistan is also ahead of Uzbekistan in the market of greenhouse tomatoes in Russia.
Thanks to access to inexpensive gas for heating greenhouses, Turkmen producers are actively increasing the capacity for the production of greenhouse vegetables and their export supplies. For 11 months of 2021, Turkmenistan's private producers exported 51,314 tons of tomatoes exceeding 56 million US dollars. The main importing countries are Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and the UAE.
Turkmen entrepreneurs grow various high-yielding varieties of tomatoes, including cherry tomatoes, rugantino, fulton, which are very popular in the world.