Food is the fourth largest export commodity of Uzbekistan, mainly fruits, vegetables and grains. Among them, fruits and vegetables exported US$1.022 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 12.8%, and their share of exports rose from 6.7%in 2019 to 6.8%. The main export products are:fruit and berry exports of 402,300 tons, with an export value of about 354 million US dollars; fresh grapes, 140,500 tons, 133 million US dollars; raisins, 40,900 tons, 55.1 million US dollars; melons and fruits, 105,600 tons, 35.6 million US dollars; vegetables 768,300 tons, 400 million U.S. dollars; 12,900 tons of peanuts, 16.5 million U.S. dollars; 13,700 tons of peppers, 13.8 million U.S. dollars; 7,000 tons of potatoes, 4 million U.S. dollars. Uzbekistan fruits and vegetables are mainly exported to Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China. Cereal exports were approximately US$242 million, an increase of 75.4%, and the proportion of exports increased from 0.78%in 2019 to 1.6%.
In 2020, Uzbekistan’s food imports amounted to US$1.842 billion, a year-on-year increase of 15.1%, and the proportion of imports increased from 7.8%in 2019 to 8.7%. The main imports of grains and their products (US$733 million, an increase of 36.1%), sugar Its products (US$259 million, down 8.7%), various foods (about US$170 million, an increase of 12.3%), tea, coffee, cocoa, spices, etc. (US$148 million, an increase of 11.5%).