Azerbaijan decreases export of tomatoes
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 30
By Eldar Janashvili – Trend:
Azerbaijan exported tomatoes worth $138.1 million in January-June 2019, which is 1.3 percent less than in the same period of 2018, Trend reports referring to the Export Review for July published by Azerbaijan’s Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication.
Raw cotton worth $74.9 million, showing an increase of 2.6 times, ranks second in volume on the list of goods exported by Azerbaijan, while gold ranks third ($70.4 million, an increase of 16 percent).
In the reported period, Azerbaijan also exported such goods and resources as peeled hazelnuts ($67.9 million), electricity ($51.9 million), primary polyethylene ($41.9 million), primary polypropylene ($36.2 million), methanol ($31.3 million), cherry and sweet cherry ($29.7 million) and other goods ($436.8 million).
In January-June 2019, such goods as gold ($17.2 million in January) and electricity ($31.3 million in February-March) were in the lead in terms of the volume of the exported goods, while in the second quarter it was tomatoes ($116 million in April-June).