Uzbekistan harvested 1.8 million tons of table grapes in 2021, 11.5% more than in 2020. Low precipitation in spring, problems with irrigation in the central and southern regions of the country, as well as hot and dry summers, led to a decrease in grape yields in Uzbekistan in 2021. Despite this, the volume of production of table grapes in 2021 was still higher than in 2020, due to the expansion of vineyard areas.
Over the past years, Uzbekistan has been actively expanding the area of vineyards, with tens of thousands of hectares of new vineyards having been planted. Over the past four years, 210 billion UZS ($19.6 million) of subsidies have been allocated to the sector. As a result, the average wholesale prices for grapes in Uzbekistan in the 2021 season were about 25% lower than in 2020.