ECONOMY


Azerbaijan increases export of agricultural products

Baku, November 15, AZERTAC

The State Phytosanitary Control Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan made serious steps in increasing export of Azerbaijani goods to the world countries, the number of which has reached 30, Jamal Guliyev, Chief of the State Phytosanitary Control Service stated recently.

Azerbaijan exported agricultural products in the amount of $374.8 million in January-August 2017, which is 50 percent more than in the same period of 2016.

Fruits and vegetables in the amount of $306.5 million were exported in January-August 2017, which is 41.5 percent more than in January-August 2016. 25,200 tons of cotton fiber (an increase of 2.3 times) and 2,900 tons of raw tobacco (an increase of 1.8 times) were exported in January-September 2017.

In general, production of agricultural products increased by 2.8 percent in Azerbaijan in January-September 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.

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