Chairman of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Persimmon, Gadir Yusifov, stated that last year, Azerbaijan increased the sale of persimmon by 17.5 percent.
For the whole of 2017, Azerbaijan sold persimmons for a total amount of $ 97 million. In 2018, the cultivation reached $ 114 million, which indicates an increase of 17.5 percent.
The Azerbaijani persimmons were mainly exported to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates. "Now there are 4,000 tons of products in the country, which will be exported in the next 15 days."
The persimmon is also a well-known product abroad, sometimes bringing awards to Azerbaijan, and promoting the country.
As as an example, Azerbaijan was represented by more than 30 exporting companies at WorldFood Moscow. High quality and competitive products of Azerbaijani companies were demonstrated at the Made in Azerbaijan stand.
Azerbaijani companies Bal Xurma and Azstarrstar presented persimmons and were awarded gold medals in the 2017 production category.