Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 28
Azerbaijan was a leader in tomato export to Russia in 2017, Russian media reported citing Federal Customs Committee.
Azerbaijan increased its export volume by 50 percent to 151,000 tons ($151 million). Azerbaijan’s share in Russian tomato import increased from 22 percent in 2016 to 30 percent in 2017.
Russia accounted for 99.8 percent of Azerbaijan’s total tomato export in 2017.
China held the second place with 109,000 tons (a 26-percent increase from 2016). Morocco went down to the third place from the first place it held in 2016. The country’s share correspondingly decreased to 23 percent with 97,000 tons.
Belarus with 70,000 tons and Iran with 9,000 tons also entered the Top 5.