ABOUT 164,000 TONS OF GRAPES PURCHASED IN ARMENIA SO FAR
YEREVAN, October 2. /ARKA/. Grape purchases have already totaled
about 164,000 tons in Armenia this year, minister of agriculture Sergo
Karapetyan said at a government hour in the parliament on Wednesday.
Vine-growing is one of the most profitable and promising fields in
agriculture, the minister said.
Grape is bought at 230 drams per kilo today, he added.
According to earlier reports, grape production was expected to remain
unchanged from the last year and to total about 240,000-242,000 tons.
Yet, the minister said in the parliament on Wednesday, the expected
levels may be exceeded. -0–