Azerbaijan discloses data on tobacco exports for 2019
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 25
Some 3,100 hectares of land were sown with tobacco in Azerbaijan in 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture told Trend.
According to the ministry, 6,000 tons of tobacco were produced in the country last year. Although from January through August 2020, a volume of tobacco production amounted to 3,800 tons, the harvesting of tobacco continues. In 2019, the tobacco yield reached 19.3 centners per hectare.
Last year, the product's yield level increased by 1.6 percent compared to 2018.
All tobacco produced in Azerbaijan is exported. In 2019, 6,400 tons of tobacco were sold abroad at the price of $13.4 million, which is 53.5 percent more than the previous year.
Russia is the main export market for Azerbaijani tobacco.