More than doubled dried fruit exports in 2021 for Tajikistan

Updated Feb 28, 2022
In 2021, Tajikistan exported 41,397 tons of dried fruits worth $15.553 million, NIAT Khovar reports, citing Parviz Rakhimov, chief specialist of the Food Industry Department of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic. In the republic, along with dekhkan farms, 24 enterprises produce dried fruits. “From the total number of enterprises, 5 are located in the Khatlon region, and the rest are in the Sughd region.
In 2021, these enterprises produced 6,700 tons of dried fruits. In Tajikistan, the production of dried fruits and canned products is increasing every year, which allows increasing the export of dried fruits to neighboring countries. Compared to 2020, in 2021, the export of dried fruits increased by 2.2 times. Last year, 24,363 tons and $8.652 million more dried fruits were exported than in 2020,” the specialist said. As Parviz Rakhimov noted, dried fruits are mainly exported to the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and the Far East. Dried apricots, figs, mulberries, raisins, peaches and plums are mainly exported. Small amounts of pistachios and almonds. See also: Results of 2021: Tajikistan increased agricultural exports by 83% In 2019-20, Tajikistan also began exporting canned products. According to Parviz Rakhimov, Obi Zulol and Subhi Watan export canned fruit to the United States. Guraob and anzur onion are especially popular. Tajik jams, preserves and juices are also in demand. ...
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