In the first eight months of the year, borexport increased by 20 percent and its volume increased by 31.5 percent compared to the same period of last year – declined Péter Gál, Deputy State Secretary for Protection of Origin of the Ministry of Agriculture (FM) Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, at the meeting of the Sub-Committee on Grape-Wine and Pálinka.
He explained that growth was significant in markets where Hungarian wines are typically exported to low average prices.
The volume of exports increased mainly in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany. In Slovakia, for example, the quantity doubled, but the unit price decreased by a quarter. Of the markets that pay higher unit prices, only in the UK there was a downturn in the price, which is attributable to the weakening of the font.
The deputy secretary of state also said that the number of massive walnuts to Hungary coming to Hungary has declined since 2013, last year was 164 thousand hectoliters, this year it is 125 thousand hectoliters.
Péter Gál positively evaluated the new rules on sales and buying of wine grapes, and said it was favorable that the differences in the buying-in prices of the grapes decreased.
Ottó Légli, Chairman of the National Council of Hellenic Communities (HNT), said that the introduction of the inspection fee for the last 2.5 years significantly reduced the volume of imported wine. He thinks that the price of grapes is in the position of import wine, so there is a need for market organization measures.
He pointed out that this year the yields were better and better than the previous year, but the vineyards were mixed and the prices of the wine-growing regions of Northern Hungary were almost the same as last year, much lower prices in the Kunság, which at the same time decided to yield a hectare yield.
Democrat Zsuzsa, Head of Department of the Ministry of National Economy (NGM), said in relation to the regulation concerning the excise tax on grape, wine and brandy: they continue to examine the issue of storage loss on the basis of the associations ‘and farmers’ proposals.
László Mihályi, the president of the Pálinka National Council (PNT), recommended that this year’s accounting period should be two periods, with a loss of 3% per period, and reduce the monthly loss rate to 0.25%.