There is an increasing demand for quince in Russia, related to the growing interest of consumers in a healthy diet. Quince imports to Russia increased by 36% in 2021, continuing the trend of 2020.
Turkey remains the main supplier of quince to this market, accounting for more than 80% of all imports. Turkey increased the exports of quince to Russia by more than 60% in a year. Azerbaijan remained second, but its quince exports to the Russian Federation decreased in 2021. The export of quince from Uzbekistan to Russia increased by 20% compared to 2021.
Retail prices vary widely in Russia – from 100 to 300 or more RUB/kg ($1.3-3.8/kg). At the same time, there are a lot of quinces produced in Russia sold cheaper than imported ones. The southern regions of Russia offer quince in bulk at prices starting at 40 RUB/kg ($0.50/kg). However, Turkish quince dominates in the Russian retail trade so far.