BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 29
By Nazrin Israfilova – Trend:
Over the past five years, Azerbaijan’s Wine Producers & Exporters Association had positive dynamics in both production and export, the chairman of the Association Elchin Madatov told Trend.
According to Madatov, the only exception is 2020, at that time there was a significant decline (about 50 percent).
“A slight recovery in 2021 gives us confidence that the next year will be positive as well. The main achievement in 2021 is that we managed to stop the recession that was observed throughout 2020 due to the COVID-419 pandemic and quarantine measures. According to the data for the last 10 months of this year, we have observed a slight increase of one percent in the export of wines, and in the export of cognac and cognac materials - an increase of 20 percent. Hopefully, the indicators for November-December will also be positive," he said.
It is also noted that the main exporters of Azerbaijani wine products are: Shaki, Jalilabad, Ganja, Goygol wineries, as well as a number of other private companies engaged in the production of alcoholic beverages.
The volume of wine production in Azerbaijan last year amounted to over 500,000 decaliters. In 2019, a record harvest of grapes was harvested in Azerbaijan - more than 190,000 tons, which is 30 percent more than a year earlier.