Following the results of 9 months, as of 1 October 2020, Uzbekistan exported 52,100 tons of melons totalling $20.3 million. This total is up by 32,000 tons compared to the same period in 2019 as reported by Sputnik in reference to the State Committee on Statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
According to the State Statistics Committee, melons grown in the Republic were delivered to 17 foreign countries. Kazakhstan took the lead import position with over 19,000 tons of Uzbek melons exported to the country. The second highest importer was Kyrgyzstan with 17,000 tons of melons. Rounding out the top five importers of Uzbek melons were Russia (6,200 tons), Ukraine (3,900 tons) and Latvia (2,600 tons).
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Most of the melons for export were grown in the Andijan (9,900 tons), Jizzakh (9,400 tons), Fergana (6,200 tons), Namangan (5,500 tons) and Syrdarya (5,300 tons) regions.
As previously written by EastFruit, the wholesale price of melon decreased in week one of November 2020 as compared to the same period in 2019. In the beginning of November 2020, melon was 42% cheaper than last year at this same time. The main reason is the growth of production and the weakening of export and domestic demand for melons.
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