ECONOMY

Fruit exports pick up in first half of year

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Greece reported a big increase in cherry exports in the January-July period, rising 44.7% to 37,668 tons from 26,040 tons in the corresponding period last year, Incofruit Hellas said in a report on Monday.

During the same period, exports in watermelons rose 13.2% to 185,772 tons, while exports in peaches fell 6.4% to 60,611 tons.

Incofruit said it expected a steady increase in exports in grapes, culminating in the first 10 days of August. It added that grape production is around last year’s levels.