10.4 million tons of vegetables were grown in Uzbekistan in 2020, as reported by the Dunyo news agency. According to the State Statistics Committee, the leading positions in the cultivation of vegetables were Samarkand (1,636,300 tons), Andijan (1,611,000 tons), Fergana (1,128,600 tons), Tashkent (1,066,900 tons), Surkhandarya (1,013,500 tons), Namangan (831,700 tons), and Bukhara (768,600 tons). The lowest indicators were in Khorezm (596,200 tons), Kashkadarya (495,600 tons), Jizzak (425,300 thousand tons), Syrdarya (307,000 tons), Navoi (291,100 tons), and the Republic of Karakalpakstan (287,700 tons).
As previously reported on EastFruit, the volume of exports of fruits and vegetables in value terms exceeded $1.01 billion at the end of last year. Uzbekistan exported 768,300 tons of vegetables worth $400 million and 402,300 tons of fruits and berries worth $353.9 million. The rate of decline in exports in terms of value is 15.1% and 13%, respectively.
Uzbekistan’s main export markets for fruits and vegetables are Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Pakistan.
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