Uzbekistan to up export of fruits, vegetables by late 2016
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 11
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
Uzbekistan will export one million tons of fruits and vegetables by late 2016, Ulugbek Rozukulov, Uzbek deputy prime minister, said at the first International Fruit and Vegetable Fair in Tashkent.
"Uzbekistan exported around 700,000 tons of agricultural products in 10 months of 2016 and this figure will reach one million tons by late 2016," Rozukulov added.
In total, the export of fruits and vegetables from Uzbekistan will increase by 1.4 times in 2016.
He added that the supplies to Russia and neighboring countries increased by three times, to South Korea by five times, to the UAE by 1.8 times, and to Germany by 1.6 times.
Rozukulov said that agricultural products have been recently exported to such countries as Norway, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil, Cyprus, Macedonia, and the US.
Around 16 million tons of fruits and vegetables are produced in Uzbekistan annually.