Uzbekistan exported over 28,000 tons of watermelons in the first month of 2022, which was a record volume for the same period in at least the last five years. Still, watermelon exports from Uzbekistan are breaking records, as the country exported another 35,000 tons over the past two weeks, i.e. from mid-June to the end of June.
According to preliminary data by the Customs Committee of the Republic, from May 16 to June 30, 2022, Uzbekistan exported 63,400 tons of watermelons, which is 3.1 times more than in the same period in 2021. Considering that watermelon exports from Uzbekistan for the same period in 2018-2020 did not exceed 3,000 tons in physical terms, the export volume for 1.5 months since the beginning of the season exceeded the volumes in 2018-2020 more than 20 times.
At the same time, about 99% of the total volume was shipped to the markets of the EAEU countries and about 1.5% of the export volume was sent to the markets of four countries: Tajikistan – 700 tons, Mongolia – 155 tons, Ukraine – 42 tons and Latvia – 18 tons.