Iran 's pistachio export increases by 26 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 21/Trend, A.Gurbanova/
Iran's pistachio export during first five months of current solar year (started on March 20, 2011)increased by 26 percent, Mehr News Agency reported quoting Agriculture Minister Sadegh Khalilian as saying.
"Iran's pistachio export increased by 26 percent to 44,000 tons during first five months of current year," he said.
He said $2 billion loan from National Development Fund was assigned to agricultural sector to boost domestic products.
The government plans to export $45 billion non-oil goods and technical services in current year.
Iran 's export of non-oil commodities without gas condensates during past five months increased to 26,404 tons valued at $12.768 million.
China is the first destination for Iran's non-oil exports while Iraq, UAE and India stands on lower levels, around 60 percent of country's non-oil goods exported to the following countries while 60 percent of Iran's imported goods are from UAE, Germany, China, Turkey, Korea and Switzerland.
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Iran is the third largest country in the Middle East and Central Asia in terms of exports and imports.