Azerbaijan increased its tomato exports during the period of January-September 2020. During the reporting period -State Customs Committee reporting- the country exported 154,980 tons of tomatoes out of the total volume of 397,338 tons of exported fruits and vegetables. The cost of exported tomatoes amounted to $167.8 million. Azerbaijan exported 134,100 tons of tomatoes worth $142.3 million during the same period of 2019.
During the reporting period, the country exported 11,400 tons of hazelnuts worth $69.2 million. It should be noted that Azerbaijan exported 16,400 tons of hazelnuts worth $88.8 million during the period of January-September 2019.
Likewise, the country exported up to 21,000 tons of persimmon worth $15.7 million in the first nine months of the year. During the same period last year, Azerbaijan exported 27,000 tons of persimmons worth $20.5 million.
Furthermore, the highest level of import operations in 2020 was recorded in September and the lowest in January. Thus, the volume of import operations in September amounted to $1.1 billion, while in January to $721 million. It should be noted that the value of import operations amounted to $7.8 billion during the first nine months of 2020.