Russia's Ministry of Agriculture: Russia expands range of exports to Uzbekistan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 11
By Ilkin Seyfaddini – Trend:
The trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Russia increased by 58 percent during the first half of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019 and reached $437 million, a representative of the Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture (Minselkhoz) told Trend in an interview.
According to the representative, Uzbekistan's exports to Russia grew by 21.6 percent in 1H2020 compared to the same period of 2019 and reached $128 million.
"The growth was achieved by increasing shipments of fresh apricots, cherries and cherries, peaches, plums, fresh tomatoes, fresh onion, vegetables, fresh cabbage and brassica type vegetables and dried fruits," she said.
In her words, in the first half of 2020, Russia's exports to Uzbekistan increased in value terms by 79.8 percent compared to the same period in 2019 due to increased shipments of sugar, soy-bean oil cake, sunflower oil, chocolate confectionery products and fresh potatoes. The figure stood at $309 million.
"The main commodity positions in the structure of Russian imports from Uzbekistan in 2019 were apricots, cherries and wild cherries, peaches, plums, fresh (45,000 tons amounting to 18 percent of the total volume); fresh or dried grapes (38,000 tons, 16 percent); fruit and vegetable juices (18,000 tons, 9.3 percent); vegetables (28,000 tons, 8.8 percent); and tomatoes (29,000 tons, 8.1 percent)," stated the official.
The parties are actively working to increase and expand the range of agricultural products and foodstuffs to the markets of both countries, the representative added.
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