Peach export in Uzbekistan up
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 22
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
Uzbekistan exported more than 81,000 tons of peach to 11 countries, Trend reports referring to the Ministry of Agriculture in Uzbekistan.
For nine months, more than 81,000 tons of peaches were exported from Uzbekistan amounting to $62 million, which is 27,500 tons more than in the same period last year.
According to the report, Kazakhstan is the leader in the procurement of peaches grown in Uzbekistan – 38,200 tons.
Kazakhstan is also the main buyer of Uzbek apricots and cherries. For six months, the country produced agricultural products for 93.6 trillion soums ($9.12 billion), which is 2.7 percent more than in the same period last year.
Earlier it was reported that as of August 1, 2020, Uzbekistan exported 47,700 tons of peaches to nine foreign countries. The total amount of supplies amounted to $36.3 million.
According to the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan in January through August 2020, the volume of exports of fruits and vegetables amounted to 979,800 tons and in value, exceeded $595.6 million (the rate of decline compared to the same period in 2019 was 31.5 percent).
Some 558,800 tons of vegetables were exported for $235.1 million, as well as 257,900 tons of fruits and berries for $249.1 million (the rate of decline in value terms, compared to the same period in 2019, respectively amounted to 34.4 percent and 18.6 percent).
The export of fruits and vegetables has significantly decreased to such countries as Kazakhstan - by 11.4 percent, Afghanistan - by 25.2 percent, Azerbaijan - by 29.3 percent, China - by 42.9 percent, Pakistan - by 53.2 percent, Kyrgyzstan - by 58.4 percent, Ukraine - by 67.6 percent, Turkey - by 86.1 percent.
At the same time, there was a significant increase in the export of fruits and vegetables to countries such as Russia - by 57.7 percent, the United States - by 47.1 percent and Georgia - by 19.2 percent.
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