In January 2017, Uzbekistan exported fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products for almost $42.6 million, twice as much as in the same period of 2016

A total of more than 31,000 tons of fruits was exported from Uzbekistan in the first month of the current year. For comparison, in January 2016, the inflow of foreign currency from exports of fruits, vegetables, cucurbits and legumes totaled $20.7 million.

The bulk of exports fell to the grapes, pomegranates, lemons, persimmons, apples, greens, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, radishes, turnips, peanuts, mung beanы and other fresh producеы. Most of the orders were fulfilled within the framework of obligations under the contracts concluded during the First International Fruit and Vegetable Fair on 8-10 November 2016 in Tashkent.

Russian Federation is the major importer of Uzbek fruits today. In order to make export deliveries effective, Uzagroeksport company opened four trading houses in Russia, and three in Kazakhstan. The work on the establishment of trade houses in the UAE, South Korea, India and some countries of the European Union is nearing completion. Active negotiations are underway in the new markets in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Last year, direct deliveries of Uzbek fruits and vegetables to Russia and Central Asian countries tripled, to South Korea increased fivefold, to UAE - 1,8 times, Germany - 1.6 times.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)