Georgia increases persimmon exports
BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 2
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
The export of persimmons from Georgia in monetary terms amounted to $2.1 million in October 2019, Trend reports referring to Georgian National Statistics Office (Geostat).
This indicator exceeds the total indicator of persimmon exports for the whole of 2018, which amounted to $1.9 million.
For the first 10 months of 2019, persimmons $2.3 million were exported. As expected, by the end of the year this figure will increase, as the bulk of the persimmon crop in Georgia is harvested from the second half of October to the second half of November.
Persimmon exports increased both in monetary terms and in terms of weight. During the whole of 2018, 4,081 tons of persimmons were exported from Georgia, while in 10 months of 2019 – 4,591 tons.
The average price of the persimmon at the customs was 51 cents per kilogram this year, compared to 46 cents in 2018.
Reportedly, the main suppliers of persimmons to the Georgian market are traditionally the regions of Kakheti (Eastern Georgia), Imereti and Samegrelo (Western Georgia) and Adjara.
According to the information of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Georgia, in 2018, the total persimmon crop amounted to about 10,000 tons. Of the total amount, about 4,000 tons were exported, while the remaining 6,000 tons were partially sold on the domestic market and partially were processed into dried fruits.
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