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Uzbekistan sets volumes on agriculture goods production in 2015
The Government of Uzbekistan issued a resolution "On forecast parameters of production and use of vegetables and fruits products, potatoes, melons and grape for 2015" on 4 December 2014.
The document approved forecast parameters of production and use of vegetables and fruits products, potatoes, melons and grape for 2015.
According to the resolution, Uzbekistan plans to manufacture 9.536 million tonnes of vegetables and 2.606 million tonnes of potatoes, as well as 1.2 million tonnes of onions.
In line with the forecast of the government, the farmers will produce 1.77 million tonnes of melons, 2.703 million tonnes of fruits and 1.526 million tonnes of grapes.
The resolution said that about 7.534 million tonnes of vegetables will be directed to satisfy demand of population and 1.528 million tonnes - to industrial processing, while 177,200 tonnes will be used as seeds. The exports of vegetables will make up 296,100 tonnes.
Over 2.242 million tonnes of potatoes will be delivered to population and 363,800 will be used as seeds in 2015.
Main part of melons (1.625 million tonnes) will be used to satisfy demands of population. About 80,000 tonnes of melons will be exported and 2,400 tonnes will be processed. Some 62,300 will be used as seeds.
Next year, the population will receive 2.018 million tonnes of fruits and 1,033 million tonnes of grapes. The exports of fruits will make up 115,000 tonnes and grapes - 120,000 tonnes.
About 570,400 tonnes of fruits and 383,200 tonnes of grapes will be processed at industrial enterprises of Uzbekistan next year, the document said.