Georgia nut growers association talks about export to Russia

This year's crop of nuts exceeded the last year's figure by15-20% - from 36 000 to 50 000 tones.

According to the Head of the Association Begi Sioridze, in the case of the opening of the Russian market, the export of nuts in Russia will amount to 25 000 tons.

"Turkey,  where a smaller harvest is expected,  is our main competitor in the global market. We have the opposite, and this is reflected in the price – a purchase price is 3 GEL per one kg that is 0.15-0.20 GEL more than in 2012,"- he says.

At present, the Georgian nuts are mainly exported to European countries.

Adapted from commersant