BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 3
Nargiz Ismayilova - Trend:
In January 2020, Azerbaijan exported gold worth $16.3 million, which is 40.5 percent more compared to same period last year, Trend reports referring to the Export Review published by Azerbaijan’s Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication.
Tomatoes worth $13.2 million rank second in the list of exported Azerbaijani goods, while peeled hazelnuts are in third place ($11.2 million), which is decrease of 6.7 percent.
In 2019, Azerbaijan also exported such goods and resources as raw cotton ($122.4 million), persimmon ($104.7 million), electricity ($76.8 million), methanol ($64.6 million), secondary polyethylene ($64 million), primary polypropylene ($65.7 million), and other goods ($970.2 million).
In the first quarter of last year, such goods as persimmon ($12.6 million in January), electricity ($19.4 million in February), peeled hazelnuts ($8.06 million in March) led by export volume, while throughout the second quarter, tomatoes had been dominating (from April through June - $112.6 million).
In the third and early fourth quarter of 2019, gold ranked first place for export every month (from July through October - $77.6 million), in the mid-fourth quarter - persimmon (from October through November - $ 64.1 million) and in the late fourth quarter - tomatoes ($22.6 million).