According to the European Chamber of Mushroom Producers, Russia holds by a wide margin the first place in the import of fresh mushroom from Poland, the Umdis news agency reported. So, according to official data, over 9 months of 2012, 31 thousand tons of fresh champignons were brought into Russia, which is almost 2 times higher than the same indicator in Germany – 19 thousand tons. Over the same period, 10 thousand tons of mushroom were exported to Great Britain, 6 thousand tons to France, and 4 thousand tons to Sweden.
According to the same statistics, Russia since 2010 holds the first place in mushroom imports from Poland. Until 2010, Germany was the largest buyer of Polish mushroom.
Note that over the past 6 years, the price at which the Poles shipped the mushroom to Russian customers has increased significantly – in 2006 it amounted to an average of 0.64 euros per kilogram, and in 2012 already 1.1 euros per kilogram. At the same time, this price still lags far behind the price level at which the mushroom is shipped to the EU countries – there the price varies from 1.5 to 1.8 euros per kilogram of mushroom.
Please note that the article deals only with fresh mushrooms.