Potato overproduction in Russia in 2011 led to the Russian Federation, the country that had been one of the biggest importers of potatoes in the past season, to have turned into the net exporter of this commodity, According to Fruit-Inform.
In September-November 2011, Russia's potato exports stably exceeded imports with a positive trade balance keeping on growing. Azerbaijan was the main destination for Russian potatoes. Small lots were also exported to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Georgia and Mongolia.
Potato imports were bound mainly for the Russian Far East with China and USA being the major suppliers.
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