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Russia becomes world’s largest cilantro exporter

October 20, 2016, 17:50 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Russia exported more cilantro in 8 months of 2016 than throughout the whole 2015
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MOSCOW, October 20. /TASS/. Russia becomes the world’s leader in cilantro supplies and is strongly ahead of other largest suppliers of this spice, press service of the Russian Export Center (REC) said on Thursday.

"Russia exported more cilantro in 8 months of 2016 than throughout 2015 (43,500 tonnes of cilantro versus 31,500 tonnes in 2015 and 9,000 tonnes in 2014," the REC reported.

Russia may capture up to a third of the global cilantro export market. India has become the main sales outlet for Russia (58%). South Asian nations (Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal), Indonesia, Europe and the Middle East are also among main buyers, the REC said.

Russia was second largest world’s supplier of cilantro after India in 2015.

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