The size and growth trends of the leafy vegetable market

UDC 635.4:635.5:658.8

Ivanova M.I., Surikhina T.N.

Currently, the production of salads and fresh herbs in Russia is increasing. Leafy greens are among the most widely consumed vegetables and are an important part of an overall healthy diet. Leafy vegetables are tender and juicy, rich in vitamin C, carotene, folic acid, vitamin B2, vitamin K, potassium, calcium, magnesium, dietary fiber and other nutrients. The combination of these beneficial ingredients makes green leafy vegetables healthy. Increasing the production of leafy vegetables will be facilitated by the growing demand for environmentally friendly and organic products for proper and healthy nutrition. The types of leaf vegetables that exist today have taste and quality characteristics peculiar only to them. They differ in taste, shape and color of the leaves, requirements for cultivation, resistance to pests, diseases. According to experts, the growth of leafy vegetable production will stimulate the development and modernization of domestic greenhouse complexes through the large-scale introduction and use of modern agricultural technologies and equipment, improvement of soil cultivation methods and growing conditions. By the end of 2022, the production of green crops amounted to 42 thousand tons, more than 75% of which are leafy salads and greens. According to the Federal Customs Service, in January-April 2023, imports of salad vegetables to Russia amounted to 6.7 thousand tons. For comparison, 4.3 thousand tons were imported during the same period last year. The main suppliers are China, from where 1.2 thousand tons were delivered, Egypt 930 tons and Turkey 878 tons. Russia also imports salads from Uzbekistan, Belarus and Serbia.

Key words: green crops, market, price, lettuce

Ivanova M.I., D.Sci (Agr.), professor RAS, chief research fellow, the sector of breeding and seed production of onion crops. E-mail:

Surikhina T.N., junior research fellow at the Laboratory of Economics and Development of Industry Standards. E-mail:

All-Russian Research Institute of Vegetable Growing – a branch of Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution “Federal Scientific Centre of Vegetables” (ARRIVG - branch of FSBSI FSVC)

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