Croatia Producing Less Vegetables for Winter Food Storage

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ZAGREB, August 18,, 2019 – Traditional winter food storage vegetables – peppers and cucumbers – are grown less and less in Croatia, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) has reported.

In 2018, pepper growers produced 18,106 tonnes of that vegetable, 6% less than in 2017, when 19,303 tonnes of peppers were grown.

The situation with cucumbers is even less favourable, with only 6,442 tonnes produced in 2018, almost 40% less than in 2017, when the yield was 10,662 tonnes.

In the same period cucumber imports grew by more than five percent while pepper imports increased by close to 15%.

An interesting fact is that despite the decline in production, cucumber exports have been on the rise as well, with 5,139 tonnes having been exported in 2018, which accounted for 80% of the yield and was 22% higher than in 2017.

More than 75% of cucumber exports ended up in the Czech Republic and Germany while most imports came from Spain, Italy and Serbia, the HGK said.

More news about agriculture can be found in the Business section.


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