BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 21
By Ilkin Seyfaddini - Trend:
Exports of watermelons and melons from Uzbekistan fell by 16 percent to 4,300 tons in the period from January through June 2020, compared to the same period of 2019, Trend reports with reference to the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan shipped $2.3 million worth of melons to the foreign market during that period, which is 32 less than in the same period of 2019.
The largest volume of watermelons and melons was grown in the Surkhandarya region (54,900 tons) and the Kashkadarya region (36,800 tons). These two regions account for almost 45 percent of Uzbekistan's melon production.
The smallest number of melons in the first half of the year was grown in Tashkent province (6,000 tons).
Recently, quarantine Agencies of Uzbekistan and China concluded an agreement on the export of melons, nuts and mung beans.
As a result of negotiations between the quarantine services of both countries, 173 export fields and 10 packaging companies are allowed to supply melons to China.
Uzbekistan has also received phytosanitary permits to export certain fruits and vegetables including cherries, pomegranates, melons, grapes, lemons, apricots, plums, nectarines, dates, apples, hot pepper and beans to Ghana and Myanmar.
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