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Azerbaijan’s Lankaran cannery talks export of products to US

Business Materials 30 April 2020 20:53 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan’s Lankaran cannery talks export of products to US

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 30

By Matanat Nasibova - Trend:

The Lankaran cannery, the biggest producer of a wide range of fruit juices and compotes in Azerbaijan, located in Lankaran district, exported the products several times since the beginning of 2020, Manager of the cannery Famil Abbasov told Trend.

“The products were mainly exported in January 2020,” Abbasov added.

“At the same time, the cannery exported the products to Russia, Ukraine and Poland in the first quarter of this year,” the manager added. “Bagdan compotes, which are in the greatest demand on the domestic market and abroad, were mainly exported. Some 200,000 bottles of compotes were exported to Russia during the first quarter of 2020. Some 60,000-80,000 bottles of compotes were exported to Ukraine and Poland.”

“Up to 100,000 bottles of compotes were also exported to Russia in April,” the manager said. “The products are expected to be exported to the US in early May. Approximately 15,000-20,000 bottles of compotes will be initially exported. The volumes of products to be exported to the US are planned to be increased in the future as far as demand and supply increase.”

“The retail price of compotes within the country varies between 1.40 -1.80 manat (82 cents -$1.05),” Abbasov added. “At the same time, the prices of export products are also quite low as foreign customers fully cover all transport and customs costs."

The manager stressed that today 65-70 percent of the cannery’s products are sold in the domestic market while 30 percent are exported.

"The cannery plans to increase its export potential, so we are constantly looking for new partners,” the manager said. “Besides compotes, it is planned to increase the export of tomatoes and fruit juices, which are sold mainly in the domestic market."

The products manufactured by the Lankaran cannery have a certificate of conformity issued by the Azerbaijani State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents.

The production capacity of the cannery allows producing around 6-7 million bottles of compotes and in general up to 10 million bottles of all types of products.

The Italian equipment has been installed in the cannery.

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