In January-August 2021, Uzbekistan exported 69.7 thousand tons of melons and watermelons worth $19.3 million, Dunyo news agency reported.
According to the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, in total melons and watermelons were exported to the markets of 20 countries this year. The volume of exports compared to the same period last year decreased by 9.5 thousand tons.
Top-5 countries importing Uzbek melons and watermelons were Kazakhstan (29.2 thousand tons), Russia (19.2 thousand tons), Kyrgyzstan (10.2 thousand tons), Ukraine (4.9 thousand tons), Latvia (2.3 thousand tons). In addition, they were purchased by Belarus (1.3 thousand tons), Tajikistan (960.8 tons) and Germany (939.4 tons).
Earlier EastFruit reported that Uzbekistan supplied record volumes of cherries and watermelons to the Belarusian market in 2021.
The export volume of Uzbek cherries to Belarus in the 2021 season increased 7.5 times compared to 2020 and reached 633 tons. The export of watermelon reached almost 1 thousand tons and grew even more – 9 times per year! The export volumes of both cherries and watermelons from Uzbekistan to Belarus were record-breaking.
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