In January-May 2020, Azerbaijan exported 104,800 tons of tomatoes worth $ 123.1 million. According to the State Customs Committee, this is $ 18.8 million (18.08%) and 13.2 thousand tons (14.4%) more than in the same period of 2019.
In January-May this year, tomato exports accounted for 1.77% of Azerbaijan’s total exports.
The Azerbaijani fruit and vegetable sector has been rapidly developing in the past years. Azerbaijan has a variety of advantages to successfully build its fruit and vegetable sector, including geographical location and favorable climate. Climatic conditions enable Azerbaijani growers to harvest crops several times a year and significantly extend their fruit and vegetable season. Besides, Azerbaijan has the advantage of relatively low production costs again thanks to climatic conditions and rather low labor costs.