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Uzbekistan's sweet cherry exports hit $40 mln

25 May 2018 [16:16] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Kamila Aliyeva

Uzbekistan has exported more than 9,000 tons of sweet cherry worth $40 million since April 28, 2018, according to the Uzbekkozikovkatholding company.

The deliveries of sweet cherry in the same period of last year amounted to 3,100 tons and totaled $9.4 million, according to the company.

Thus, export of sweet cherry rose three times in tons and more than four times in U.S. dollars, and the season has just begun.

The geography of exports is also being expanded. To date, the largest quantity of Uzbek cherries has been shipped to new markets - the UAE, Korea, as well as the already traditional markets of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and other countries.

A promising market of China is also being opened for the Uzbek sweet cherry. Earlier, a presentation of the Uzbek sweet cherry was held at the Uzbek Embassy in China, as a result of which Chinese companies expressed their readiness to purchase about 5,000 tons.

In July 2017, a protocol was signed on the supply of Uzbek sweet cherries to China, according to which representatives of the quality control department, inspection and quarantine of the People’s Republic of China conducted an inspection of places for cultivation of sweet cherries in Uzbekistan.

Currently, Uzbekistan is the world’s fifth-largest sweet cherry. And today a number of measures are being taken to ensure the supply of cherries to various developed countries of the world in accordance with their standards and quality requirements.


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