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Russia among leading importers of Azerbaijani fruit and vegetables

From January through to May 2020, the majority of fruits and vegetables from Azerbaijan was exported to Russia, said the Head of the Azerbaijani Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Exporters, Association Bashir Guliyev.

"Fruits and vegetables worth $236.5 million have been exported from Azerbaijan since the beginning of 2020," head of the association said. "The revenues from the export of tomatoes amounted to $123.1 million, which is 18.1 percent more than in the same period of last year. Hazelnuts worth $51 million and potatoes worth $23.2 million were exported during the reporting period."

Guliyev stressed that the export of products from Azerbaijan did not cease, but temporarily decreased: "A decrease in export volume is primarily unprofitable for farmers as they incur losses," head of the association added. "The main foreign markets importing Azerbaijani fruits and vegetables are Russia and Belarus."


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