Dried Fruit Porduced in Uzbekistan Have Unique Taste

16 Jun 2010 • by Natalie Aster
Dried Fruit Porduced in Uzbekistan Have Unique Taste
Uzbekistan is one of the largest producers of Dried Fruit of unique taste and qualities. Interest for direct products manufactured without chemicals and additional processing is growing worldwide. Uzbekistan has advantages in this respect as their basic property of Fruit grown and dried in this country is their “naturalness” – the natural process of drying and no chemical treatment.

According to the data of State Statistical Committee of Uzbekistan, the share of non-state sector in the total output of agricultural products accounted for 99.9%. Thus the share of industrial production of Dried Fruit and Nuts is rather small.

Uzbekistan is the leader of dried grape production among Middle-Asian countries. Raisins make up 50% of all the exported volume on the Uzbek market.

Moreover, peanuts (15%) and different Dried Fruit and Nuts mixtures (13%) also receive a large share on the Dried Fruit and Nuts market. As informed by FAO (the UN Food and Agricultural Organization), Uzbekistan grows about 7.5 thousand tons of peanuts; its export made up 7.14 thousand tons in 2008.

Major consumer of Dried Fruit and Nuts provided by Uzbekistan is Russia (90% of the total volume).

It is notable that global production of Dried Fruit dropped by 15 – 20% in 2009, while the prices for these products rose by 30%.

In 2008 Uzbekistan exported $58 mln worth volume of Dried Fruit and Nuts. As compared to 2007 export declined by 9%. The share of export on the Dried Fruit and Nuts market is notably significant. Practically all the Dried Fruit and Nuts manufactured in the country are exported.

“Sekko-Alessandre”, “Alifar Agroimpex”, “BERAD-AGRO”, “NETIGO TRADE”, "AGROMIR", state-owned «Uzprommashimpeks» represent the major Fruit and Nuts producers of Uzbekistan.

More information on Dried Fruit market in Uzbekistan may be found in the report Dried Fruit Market in Uzbekistan: Business Report 2010 recently published by TD The Market Publishers, Ltd.


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