Baku. 23 December. REPORT.AZ/ Fruit and vegetable exports during January-November 2013 increased by 17.9% and reached 268.1 mln dollars in comparison with the same period of previous year. Report informs referring to the State Customs Committee, exports during this period accounted 1,29% of total exports of fruits and vegetables.
In contrast, a decrease observed in the import of fruits and vegetables in the country. Thus, import decreased by 13.4% and amounted to 22.3 mln dollars in comparison with the same period of previous year. Consequently, imports of these products have made a total of 0.27% of the country's imports.
In January-November, commercial operations were carried out with 147 foreign trade partner countries to the amount of 28.825 bln dollars. 8.112 bln dollars in trade transactions fall on imports, 20.713 bln dollars fall on exports. As a result, there was a positive balance of 12.601 bln dollars in trade operations. Compared to the same period last year, imports decreased by 16.6%, exports by 5.8%, a positive saldo of 2.7% was observed.