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Azerbaijan boosts fruit and veg exports to Russia

Azerbaijani exports of fruit and vegetables to Russia significantly increased from January through November 9, 2021, owing to the measures taken in Azerbaijan in the field of phytosanitary control.

During a press conference, Chairman of the Food Safety Agency Goshgar Takhmazli said yesterday that exports of persimmons from Azerbaijan to Russia increased by 46 percent, potatoes - by 23 percent, cucumbers and gherkins - by 35 percent, peaches and nectarines - by 182 percent.

Also, exports of watermelons surged by 144 percent, grapes - by 178 percent, plums and blackthorns - by 33 percent, pomegranate - 17 percent, and strawberries - 117 percent on annual basis. “Moreover, under the conditions of restrictions imposed by the relevant structure of Russia, 119,000 tons of tomatoes and 52 tons of apples were exported to this country from Azerbaijan," the official added.


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