Azerbaijani agricultural exports up 73% in first quarter of 2017


In the first quarter of 2017, agricultural exports of Azeri origin have increased by 73 percent, as reported by News.Day.Az. This was announced by the head of the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan, Aydin Aliyev, last week.

According to him, Azerbaijani agricultural products have been exported to Russia, as well as to other countries, such as Ukraine and Kazakhstan. At the same time, according to the head of the State Customs Committee, there was a decrease in imports of agricultural products in the first quarter.

"Compared to the same period last year, the import of fruit and vegetable products to Azerbaijan has decreased by 17% (in terms of volume), mostly due to the customs duties imposed on such imports," explained Aliyev.

The increase in customs duties in Azerbaijan, in force since 1 November, 2016, has affected such products as meat and edible meat by-products, vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, garlic), fruits and nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, grapes, apples, pears, quince, persimmon) or processed fruits and vegetables (juices).