Uzbekistan signs contracts for fruit and vegetable supply
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 17
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
Uzbekistan has signed 355 contracts worth $1.009 billion following the first international fruit and vegetable fair, held in Tashkent in early November, Uzagroexport Joint Stock Company said.
According to the company, Uzbekistan will export 1.421 million tons of fruits and vegetables in accordance with the agreements.
Some 32 percent of the total export products account for
vegetables, 17 percent - grapes, 25 percent - fruits, 13 percent - dried fruits, 12 percent - legumes and one percent – melons and gourds.
The contracts for the supply of fruits and vegetables have been signed with the companies of Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Russia, China, Korea, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Iraq.
Some 16 million tons of fruits and vegetables are annually produced in Uzbekistan.
According to the country’s official statistics, some 2.3 million tons of potatoes, 8.2 million tons of vegetables, 1.5 million tons of melons and gourds, more than 1.2 million tons of grapes and 2 million tons of fruits and berries were grown in Uzbekistan in January - September 2016.