Serbian Agriculture Minister Branislav Nedimovic says that the growth of the exports of the Serbian agriculture in the past two years amounts to as much as 50% and that last year ended with export revenues of USD 4.2 billion.
Nedimovic said for the 24sedam portal that the Serbian agriculture, more than 30 years later, had once again entered the most demanding world markets, among them some high-paying ones, such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, but also India and China, and that Vietnam and Indonesia were to open not long after as well.
– The market of the UAE and the countries of the Middle East is the most exclusive platform for Serbian food. Our fruit is already there, such as apples and raspberries, but I expect beef and lamb meat to be just as successful – Nedimovic said.
He added that the entire Persian Gulf had a strong interest in Serbian products and that substantial quantities of beef had been sent to Lebanon.
Explaining why the Vietnamese market is interesting to Serbia, he said that this country with 80 million residents was interested in buying pork from Serbia.
He said that, when it comes to pork, there’s good reason to believe that, in addition to Vietnam, the markets of the EU and China would also open for Serbia.
Nedimovic pointed out that India was interesting as a destination for the export of Serbian fruit and said that nearly 40 shipments had been sent to that country in under six months, with around 800 tons sent in the preceding three months alone.
Regarding the potential export of fruit, especially berries, to the USA, Nedimovic said that Serbia already exported fruit to that country, not just blueberries, but raspberries as well.
He nevertheless emphasized that the problem was that the US market featured large quantities of blueberries from South America, an unfavorable circumstance for Serbian fruit.
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