Azerbaijan has increased the exports of various products in the first quarter of 2021. During the reported period, the country increased persimmon exports by 24,400 tons to 42,300 tons. The value of exported persimmons amounted to $31.8 million. During the same period of last year, the country exported 17,900 tons of persimmons worth $14.1 million.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijan has decreased export of various products in the first quarter of 2021. Thus, the country exported 14,100 tons of apples worth $5.6 million (18,200 tons worth $7.7 million in 2020), 4,681 tons of hazelnuts worth $29 million (6,007 tons worth $36.9 million in 2020) and 19,500 tons of tomatoes worth $21.2 million (32,700 tons worth $43.9 million in 2020).
Overall, 89,900 tons of vegetables and fruits worth $97.2 million were exported from the country in January-March 2021. In the first quarter of the year, the country's trade turnover amounted to $6.6 billion, with the export accounting for $4.1 billion or 62 percent.