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January 29 2018, 16:56

Georgia: mandarin exports down

As of the end of the export season, Georgia has exported fewer mandarins against the previous year, reports Georgia Online.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Adjara, Georgia managed to ship 23,600 tons of mandarins to the external markets over this season, 16% less than the volume of 28,000 tons a season before.

Georgian mandarins were exported to Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, Poland and Qatar.

Citrus Harvesting Coordination Headquarters was opened in Adjara in November 15, 2017.

Almost 30 companies of sorting and packaging citrus fruits have contributed to providing the export market with competitive and high-quality fruits.

As for non-standard mandarins, they were purchased by TCF GEORGIA and Georgian Industrial Asset Management Group. As a part of the project for the support of trade in mandarins grown for processing, canning factories have processed over 8,300 tons of citrus fruits.

Georgia rendered assistance to local farmers via subsidies for non-standard mandarins both in this season and in the previous ones.