There were increased volumes of pomegranate exports from Uzbekistan in the second half of August; the volume of pomegranate shipments to foreign markets increased several times compared to the first half of this month. The export season for Uzbek pomegranates is nearing its peak. At the same time, prices halved over the month: if at the end of July 2021, growers shipped the first batches of super early varieties at 12,000 Som/kg ($ 1.13 per kg), then by the end of August they ship these products at 6,000 Som/kg ($ 0,56 per kg).
Uzbekistan exports relatively few pomegranates – from 10,000 to 18,000 tons per year. In 2020, the volume of pomegranate exports amounted to 17,400 tons worth $ 18.5 million. Still, compared to other types of fresh fruits and vegetables shipped from Uzbekistan to foreign markets, the pomegranate export season lasts longer and the volumes of shipments are distributed more evenly by month.
At the end of March 2021, EastFruit experts already wrote about plans to increase the volume of pomegranate production in Uzbekistan to at least 600,000 tons per year in the next 5-10 years and the prospects for the implementation of these plans. In addition to plans to increase pomegranate production, Uzbekistan also does not forget about opening new markets for the sale of fruits.