Saturday, January 27 2018 16:23
Alina Hovhannisyan

In 2017, Armenia increased wine exports by 30%

In 2017, Armenia increased wine exports by 30%

ArmInfo. Armenia enlarged  wine exports by 30% in 2017, RA Minister of Agriculture Ignaty  Arakelyan said during a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen  Karapetyan. This was reported by the press service of the Armenian  government.

In particular, I. Arakelyan noted that 9 million liters were produced  in Armenia in 2017. wine, instead of 7 million liters. in 2016. In  this regard K. Karapetyan set the task of the Ministry to increase  the volume of wine exports in 2018. "I am more than confident that we  have a high demand for grapes, and the number of those who want to  produce wine will gradually grow," the prime minister said.

In this regard, Minister Arakelyan said that the volume of harvesting  grapes by the end of 2017 increased by 1%, with the growth of  harvesting of fruits - by 21% and vegetables - by 11%. In addition,  the head of the agricultural department noted that work on keeping  the cadastre of grape crops in Armenia has already begun. "Within 2  years we will be able to complete the register of all vineyards  existing in the republic," he stressed.

According to the data of the Customs Service of Armenia, in the first  half of 2017 Armenia exported 1.2 million liters of wine, with an  annual growth of 61%, with the increase in customs value by 84.3% to  $ 4.7 million. Over 80% (1 million liters) of Armenian exports fault  falls on the Russian market. At the same time, exports to Russia in  the reporting period increased by 68.1%.

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