Agriculture ministry: 60,100 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables exported from Armenia this year

Agriculture ministry: 60,100 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables exported from Armenia this year

YEREVAN, December 13. /ARKA/. Armenia has exported 60,100 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables this year by December 12, Robert Makaryan, deputy agriculture minister, said on Friday. 

“This figure is greater than that of the previous year by 30,500 tons,” he said. 

In his words, apricots dominated the country’s fruit and vegetable export this year – some 23,000 tons of apricots were sent abroad this year against the previous year’s 12,000 tons. 

Armenian also exported 6,800 tons of grapes, 980 tons of peaches, 633 tons of apples, 610 tons of cherries and 27, 000 tons of vegetables, including 20,500 tons of potatoes. 

The deputy minister also said fruits and vegetables sent to Russia made up two-thirds of Armenia’s exported this year. 

“Armenia’s membership in the Customs Union will give it new opportunities for increasing agriculture output,” he said. 

Makaryan mentioned Georgia, Ukraine, Iraq and Turkmenistan as the countries which imported Armenian fruits and vegetables this year. --0----

16:01 13.12.2013

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