Fruit and vegetables

The diversity of soil and favourable natural conditions allows us to grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables, such as apples, pears, quinces, pomegranates, oranges, tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplants. This is one of the most important sectors of the economy, catering not only to the local, but also to neighbouring markets where fresh fruit and vegetables are in great demand.

In 2013, of the total production of over 2 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables, over 250,000 tonnes were exports. Improved irrigation systems, special incentives and subsidies for farmers, and the vital nature of the product make this a valuable investment opportunity.

Fruits and berries

2010

2011

2012

2013

Production (tonnes)

729 502

765 818

810 022

853 757

Import (tonnes)

151 396

80 827

65 159

34 533

Export (tonnes)

204 958

191 086

230 664

187 136

Vegetables

2010

2011

2012

2013

Production (tonnes)

1 189 465

1 214 758

1 216 240

1 236 331

Import (tonnes)

84 921

121 117

69 952

37 752

Export (tonnes)

55 958

67 182

56 417

65 955

Source: State Statistics Committee