Since the beginning of the season, Georgian gardeners have increased apple exports by 80%


Since the beginning of the season, Georgian gardeners have increased apple exports by 80%

09/29/2020

Most apples from Georgia are now sold to Russia – 990.5 tons since the beginning of the season

1054 tons of apples have already been exported from Georgia, which is almost 80% (832 tons) more than in the same period last year. This was reported by Novosti-Georgia with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia.

In Georgia, the 2019/2020 apple season ended in July. The new 2020/2021 season has been going on for almost two months now.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the profit from the export of apples is $ 321 thousand more than in the same period last year.

Most apples from Georgia are now sold to Russia – 990.5 tons from the beginning of the season. This is followed by Kazakhstan – 59.9 tons. 3.6 tons of Georgian apples were exported to Armenia, and another 0.1 tons to other countries.

Read also: Top 7 events that influenced Georgia’s produce business over the past 10 years (part 1, video)

Also, the Ministry of Agriculture notes that the laying of apple orchards in different regions of Georgia in recent years took place within the framework of the state program “Plant the Future”. With government support, apple trees were planted on an area of ​​1,128 hectares. State co-financing amounted to over 9 million lari.

As EastFruit previously wrote, as of September 24, the export of Georgian hazelnuts amounted to 4,466 tons, which is 74% more than a year ago.

About 72% of the total export volume – 3 thousand 208 tons – falls on the countries of the European Union. In particular, 1 thousand 393 tons were supplied to Germany, 809 tons to Italy, 280 tons to the Czech Republic, 192 tons to Poland, 165 tons to Spain, 144 tons to Lithuania, 125 tons to France, 35 tons to Greece, Austria and Estonia – 22 tons each, Latvia – 21 tons.

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