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Alina Hovhannisyan

Armenia doubled the export of agricultural products

Armenia doubled the export of agricultural products

ArmInfo. Armenia has already managed to export 105 thousand tons of agricultural products, which is 2 times more than a year ago. Deputy Minister of Economy Arman  Khojoyan announced this. In particular, he noted that out of the  total volume of exported agricultural products, 44 thousand tons are  fruits and berries, and 61 thousand tons are vegetables.

In this context, Khojoyan pointed to the high growth in exports for a  number of crops. So, according to him, according to the situation at  the moment, the volume of potatoes exported by Armenia amounted to 29  thousand tons, against 9.5 thousand tons for the whole of 2020, and  39 thousand for the whole of 2019. He noted that such indicators were  achieved due to high demand in the Eurasian market.

Khojoyan also included apricots among the most demanded products  here. According to him, currently Armenia has already exported 25  thousand tons of apricots, while for the whole of 2020 19.7 thousand  tons were supplied to export markets, and for the whole of 2019 -  31.4 thousand tons. "That is, we have already exceeded the indicator  of 2020, and I do not exclude that we will exceed the export volumes  of apricot in 2019," the deputy minister said.  At the same time, he  pointed to the high potential for exporting agricultural products to  the markets of the EAEU countries, where a deficit of 8 million tons  of fruit and vegetable crops was registered, which is satisfied by  third countries.  

According to Khojoyan, Armenia also has the opportunity to  significantly expand the export of berries and flowers. 

In particular, he noted that in the countries of the Persian Gulf,  namely in Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, there is a great  demand for these products at high prices. "We need to work a lot in  this direction," the official said, noting the need for an air cargo  for this. 

In this vein, he touched upon the plans of the National postal  service operator "Haypost" CJSC , which is taking steps in this  direction. "This will certainly help us diversify export markets,"  Khojoyan said.


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