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Azerbaijan to fully meet itself with main consumption goods in next 3-4 years – president

“We have to try to fully meet ourselves with main consumption goods in the next 3-4 years. So, additional opportunities will be created for export”, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at the republican conference of non-oil exporters in Yevlakh.

“So, basing on these results, we must import our work and exdent our activity. Of course, for increase of non-oil export, we, firstly, must to provide domestic demand with local products and we are approaching to it. We complete regional development program every year. This topic is always on the agenda that with what products and to what extent we meet ourselves. But, we could achieve it yet”, he stressed.

 

The head of state underlined that we must always develop: “Because the country dynamically and population increases. The population was less when we adopted the first regional program in 2004. Now, the population reach 10 million. This is our advantage and shows that economic development was rapid. Therefore, the people began to live better, welfare improved and of course, population increase. However, this tendency puts us up against challenges. We must always increase our production to fully meet domestic demand and introduce competitive goods for export. Therefore, meeting domestic demand with local products is one priority issues. At the same time, we must have access to new markets with the support of the state. We do and will do that, we must volume of exportable goods. Food safety is also related to these two factors. We are going to fully ensure our food safety”. 

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