YEREVAN, September 28. / ARKA /. Armenia’s wineries and other processing enterprises have committed to purchase 165,000 tons of grapes- up from 129,000 tons they bought last year, a deputy agriculture minister, Robert Makarian, told a news conference today. He said as of September 27 they bought 80 thousand tons, up from 35,500 tons from a year earlier.
According to the agriculture ministry projection, the grape output this year may amount to 240,000 metric tons, up from 229,000 tons last year. This year, the procurement price is 120-130 drams per one kg, by 10 drams more than last year.
He said also the canneries have bought this year 5,100 tons of peaches, five times more than in 2011 due to high output. Export of peach has also increased 4 times to 905 tons. ($ 1 - 405.39 drams). -0-