The main exporting countries of Georgia are Russia and Armenia, most of the fruits went to these countries

TBILISI, June 29 – Sputnik. From May 1 to June 27, Georgia exported 1,636 tons of peaches and nectarines in the amount of 1,433 thousand dollars, the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the country reports.

According to the ministry, the volume of fruit exports is 18 times higher than the figures for the same period last year. Then the volume of exports amounted to 73 thousand dollars.

During this period, the export price of peaches and nectarines increased by 7% to $ 0.88 per kilogram.

Most of the fruits were exported to Russia (938 tons) and Armenia (649 tons).

This year, 36 refrigeration farms are involved in the harvesting process instead of 23.

In order to facilitate the realization of the peach harvest throughout the season, a special working group will ensure the implementation of all procedures related to the export of fruits, according to the principle of one window.

For the 2020 season, about 23.4 thousand tons of peaches were exported from Georgia. More than 80% of the total accounted for Russia. Other important export markets include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Iraq, Iran, Belarus, Moldova and Qatar.

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