YEREVAN, October 2. /ARKA/. Wine production in Armenia advanced 11.8% in the first half of this year from a year earlier to 1.68 billion drams, a chief of Industrial Policy Department of Armenia’s Economy Minister Hayk Mirzoyan said Tuesday.
“Within the reported period 1.76 billion drams were earned in wine sales, which is 32.9% higher from the fist half a year earlier,” he noted.
According to him, Armenia’s wine export rose by 16.7 % totaling in 522.7 million drams. The main importer of Armenian wine is Russia.
Mirzoyan said total of 20 companies with 520 workers are operating in wine production sphere. He also highlighted the issues in this sphere, noting a special strategy for development of wine production has already been designed.
“These days the sphere council is expected to approve the strategy, after that it will be passed for Industrial Council’s approval. After all these procedures the strategy will be implemented,” Mirzoyan said.
The new strategy will meet all European standards in wine production, boost export and human resources issues. ($1 – 407.09 drams).—0--