The cultivation of lemons in the Republic of Uzbekistan has become widespread. Sources say prices in the domestic market have increased significantly due to a growth in demand for lemons during the quarantine. It is possible to increase the supply of lemons and reduce prices by importing these citrus fruits.
According to Durdona Ochilova, the press secretary of the State Plant Quarantine Inspectorate, there is permission to import all high-demand products that are not grown in Uzbekistan. Even though lemons are grown in the country, they are not enough to meet domestic demand: the population’s annual demand for lemons is 125,000 tons and 30,000 tons are grown in Uzbekistan. With this in mind, the relevant authorities can issue a permit for the imports of lemons in May, June, and August.
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