BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.29
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Some 11,400 tons of persimmon and caraway seeds were exported in the amount of $6 million from August 1 to December 27, 2020, Trend reports via the Environment Protection and Agriculture Ministry.
According to the ministry, the volume of exports of persimmon and caraway seeds increased by 42 percent during the reporting period, and the value of exports exceeded the indicators for the same period in 2019 by 43 percent.
This year, the exports of persimmon and caraway seeds were mainly exported to the Russian Federation (4,800 tons), Ukraine (3,300 tons). In addition to these countries, exports were also carried out to Belarus, Qatar, Moldova, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, and Hungary.
Meanwhile, the export of persimmons from Georgia in monetary terms amounted to $2.1 million in October 2019. This indicator exceeds the total indicator of persimmon exports for the whole of 2018, which amounted to $1.9 million.
For the first 10 months of 2019, persimmons worth $2.3 million were exported. Persimmon exports increased both in monetary terms and in terms of weight. During 2018, 4,081 tons of persimmons were exported from Georgia, while in 10 months of 2019 – 4,591 tons.
Reportedly, the main suppliers of persimmons to the Georgian market are traditionally the regions of Kakheti (Eastern Georgia), Imereti and Samegrelo (Western Georgia), and Adjara.
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