The Georgian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection has released data indicating that the nation exported 2,149 tons of apples worth $947,000 between August 1 and October 11. The volume of apple exports is six times higher than it was in the same period of 2019, while the value of exports increased by $713,000.
Main destinations for Georgian apples were Russia (2,068 tons), Kazakhstan (75 tons) and Armenia (six tons). Export of apples were also made to Singapore and Hong Kong, said the ministry.
The ministry said that within the state programme 'Plant the Future' apple gardens were cultivated on 1,128 ha in Georgia and state financing exceeded over 9 million GEL.