The tangerines harvest season has just ended in Georgia, and 31 thousand tons of mandarin out of 50 thousand tons were exported from the country in September-January 2019-2020, announced the Ministry of Agriculture.
This year Georgia exported 5% more tangerines than in the same period of 2018.
Mostly, tangerines were exported to Russia – 20 tons, Ukraine – 5.2 tons, Armenia – 4.4 tons, Belarus – 319 tons, Kazakhstan – 140 tons and Kyrgyzstan – 58 tons.
Six countries have been added to the export destinations in 2020: Slovenia, Moldova, Lithuania, Poland, Qatar and Singapore.
This year the wholesale price of tangerines ranged from 0.6 GEL ($0.20) to 2 GEL ($0.69).
The Ministry of Agriculture said that the high quality of the tangerines was driven by the list of measures implemented by the state against stinkbug.
A coordination center serving farmers and factories facilitates the distribution of state subsidiaries to farmers producing tangerines.
The center will work until February 1. (Agenda/Business World Magazine)