Uzbekistan’s apricot exports plummeted during January-June, going down by almost 50,000 tons YoY.
The statistical committee said that the reason behind was frosting, which greatly affected the activities of gardeners in Uzbekistan. Two waves of frosts, which occurred at the end of February and then again in mid-March, affected the yield of stone fruit species this year, especially apricots.
The export of apricots from Uzbekistan abroad reached a record 74,500 tons in 2020, while during H1 the country exported only 8,800 tons worth $7.7 million.
Main importers were: Kazakhstan (4,000 tons), Russia (3,100 tons), Kyrgyzstan (1,400 tons), Ukraine (2,400 tons), the United Arab Emirates (1,700 tons) and Mongolia (500 tons). (Uzreport/Business World Magazine)