Russia leading among importers of Azerbaijani fruit, vegetables
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 2
By Fidan Babayeva – Trend:
The biggest volume of fruits and vegetables from Azerbaijan from January through May 2020 was exported to Russia, Head of the Azerbaijani Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association Bashir Guliyev told Trend on July 3.
Guliyev reminded that tomatoes, hazelnuts and potatoes were mainly exported from Azerbaijan since the beginning of the year.
"Fruits and vegetables worth $236.5 million have been exported from Azerbaijan since the beginning of 2020," head of the association said. "The revenues from the export of tomatoes amounted to $123.1 million, which is 18.1 percent more than in the same period of last year. Hazelnuts worth $51 million and potatoes worth $23.2 million were exported during the reporting period."
Guliyev stressed that the export of products from Azerbaijan did not cease, but temporarily decreased.
"A decrease in export volume is primarily unprofitable for farmers as they incur losses," head of the association added. "The main foreign markets importing Azerbaijani fruits and vegetables are Russia and Belarus."
The Azerbaijani Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association was established on September 16, 2016, to coordinate the activity of entrepreneurs engaged in the production and export of fruits and vegetables in the country, expand cooperation among them, increase the total production volume of fruits and vegetables and expand the country's export opportunities.
Currently, there are 60 members of the association.
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