In 2019, imports of charcoal to Armenia have grown by 6.2 times or by more than 500% compared to 2017. This is what Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan wrote on his Facebook page.
“The number of importing companies has grown by 22.6% (53 companies in 2017, 65 companies in 2018).
As far as timber is concerned, over the past ten months of this year, Armenia has imported as much timber as it did in 2018.
Compared to the entire year of 2017, during the past ten months of the year, Armenia has imported 77% more timber, while the number of importing companies has grown by 51.4% (70 companies), that is, 206 companies instead of the previous 136.
These figures go to show that Armenia is leading an effective policy on forest conservation. We have also managed to eliminate monopolies in the aforementioned markets,” he wrote.