National exports hit $6bn in 2022
By Ayya Lmahamad
Azerbaijan's exports totaled $6billion, with the non-oil sector accounting for $461.8 million in 2022, the Center for Economic Reforms Analysis and Communication of Azerbaijan has reported.
During the reported period, non-oil exports increased by $130.6 million or 39.4 percent, compared to the corresponding period of 2021. Of the total non-oil exports, fruits and vegetables products' export increased by $21.9 million and amounted to $92.3 million.
Meanwhile, exports of chemical products increased by 9 times, aluminum and aluminum products by 57.4 percent, cotton yarn by 38.3 percent, cotton fiber by 35.2 percent, ferrous metals and their products by 16.5 percent.
In the process of normalization, exports in February 2022 amounted to $2.9 billion dollars. Non-oil exports increased by 24 percent to $229.6 million. At the same time, food exports increased 19.4 percent over the same month last year to $51.7 million and non-food exports increased 25.4 percent to $177.9 million.
Azerbaijan's exports totaled $22.2 billion last year, including $2.7 billion in the non-oil sector.
Earlier, Azerbaijan's Economy Minister Mikayil Jabbarov stated that a rise in the non-oil products export is an indicator of the Azerbaijani economy's sustainability, even during the pandemic.
The task is set of sustainable diversification of the economy, and in this regard, it is planned to develop a concept that will contribute to the growth of non-oil exports. The volume of the non-oil goods' export is planned to double by 2025.
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