Uzbekistan to expand agriculture products range on German counters
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 29
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
A batch of Uzbek tomatoes appeared on the shelves of Ledo German retail chain, Trend reports with reference to Dunyo information agency.
The contract for the supply of fresh tomatoes from Uzbekistan was concluded between “Golden dried fruits” a domestic producer of agricultural products and the Lemberg Lebensmittel GmbH German retail chain with the assistance of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Germany.
In 2019, more than 2.2 million tons of tomatoes were sold in Uzbekistan, while the import of tomatoes amounted to 710,000 tons. Most of these products arrive on the shelves of German stores from the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, and Morocco.
The German agricultural market is currently the largest in Europe. Fruits and vegetables are sold annually in Germany worth about $18 billion.
As of September 1, 2020, domestic enterprises sent agricultural products to Germany in the total amount of $5.4 million, which is 16 percent more than in the same period last year.
According to the head of the agricultural holding Saidvali Nasretdinov, “Golden dried fruits” have been exporting agricultural products to the CIS and neighboring countries for many years. In order to expand the geography of sales, the manufacturer decided to start exporting products to European countries and, in particular, to Germany.
The Uzbek agricultural producer is currently negotiating with other large retail chains in Germany on the export of domestic products and expanding the range of goods supplied to Germany. Samples of pomegranate and persimmon were sent for presentation.
The manager of the branch of the Ledo trading network noted that in Ledo consumers can find products from all over the world, including Uzbekistan.
“Uzbek goods sold through our trade networks are of impeccable quality and are in great demand. Ledo is increasingly expanding the range of products from Uzbekistan on its counters,” the manager said.
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