ArmInfo. At a minimum, for another 6 months it is necessary to extend the ban on the import of goods of Turkish production. A similar opinion was expressed by the Minister of Economy of Armenia Vahan Kerobyan.
<As a rule, 6 months is not enough to establish, start producing production and strengthen the market. Being a structure that protects the interests of the business, we find it appropriate after the expiration of the introduction of restrictions on Turkish imports, to extend it for another 6 months>, he stressed. According to the Ministry of Economy, in 2 months from the date of the introduction of the ban on the import of Turkish goods, Armenian manufacturers managed to fill out the created space on the domestic market. It was noted that the state in order to protect domestic manufacturers intends to introduce new tools for assistance.
In this context, Kerobyan stated that the textile sphere of Armenia with the introduction of sanctions against Turkish goods began to feel better. <Even small retail chains that have been implemented from Turkey, surprised by the fact that there is an alternative to higher quality in Armenia and at more popular prices>, "the official stressed.
At the same time, he said that the ban on Turkish import influenced the most on the market of tomatoes and building materials. In this key, Kerobyan noted that with the introduction of restrictions it became clear that the financial assistance provided by the state under the construction of greenhouses was fully justified. Tomatoes from Antalya previously imported in Armenia had a price advantage in view of less electricity costs. Today, local production is more expensive, but I am sure that the increase in production will lead to a decrease in prices> - he assured.
At the same time, the Minister of Economy accepted that certain difficulties were experiencing importers of building materials. In this regard, Kerobyan noted that these problems are solved, since the party of building materials imported to Armenia from Turkey can be replaced by the production of Eurasian, Iranian, Chinese markets.
We note that according to statistics, in 2020, the production volumes of the textile industry asked for 31.6%, reaching 974.8 million drams, against growth by 15.9% in 2019, when it provided in the amount of production in the amount of 1.4 billion in absolute terms. drams. However, in January, positive trends are observed, production volumes increased by 11.1%, reaching 178.8 million drams.
Recall that in September of the past year, the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan spoke about some of the achievements of the country's greenhouse farms against the background of a coronarycrisis attack. In particular, on its page in Facebook, the head of government reported that in January-July, this year The most exported greenhouse products are tomatoes, the export volumes in January-July 2020. increased by 18.5%, reaching $ 23.5 million.
According to the customs service of the Republic of Armenia, in the first half of 2020. Armenia exported 19.9 thousand tons of fresh or frozen tomatoes, which is higher than the annual limitation rate of 19.9%, while the customs value increased by 33.9%, amounting to $ 21.7 million.
At the same time, Armenia has reduced the imports of tomatoes by 62.3%, reaching 1.3 thousand tons, with a decrease in customs value by 26.8% to $ 1.5 million