According to Russian authoritative statistics, in 2006, their consumption and sales of quick-frozen vegetables, quick-frozen edible fungi and berries were 1.5 times that of 2005. The average annual growth rate of the total consumption of the commodities mentioned above is about 20%. According to a survey conducted by one of their companies, it is estimated that in 2007, the consumption of the commodities mentioned above may increase by 18 to 19% over the same period of the previous year. At this rate, their consumption of quick-frozen vegetables, quick-frozen edible fungi and berries will double by 11 years.
Their consumption of quick-frozen vegetables and edible fungi has increased, mainly from some frontiers. Now people in every city have long been accustomed to buying quick-frozen vegetables and fruits.
In 2006, the consumption of quick-frozen vegetables in Russia was about 15 to 165,000 tons, with a total value of about 180 to 200 million US dollars.
According to relevant reports in Russia, their annual consumption growth rate of frozen vegetables is less than that of Ukraine, reaching 30 to 40%. However, the Ukrainian market is smaller than that of Russia. Ukraine’s average consumption of these foods is less than that of Russia. This is because Ukraine’s climate is warmer and the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables takes longer.