Tehran, Iran, July 30
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Iran’s production of sugar reached the new record of 1.643 million tons in the past fiscal year (which ended March 20), according to Chairman of Iran Chamber of Commerce Qolamhossein Shafei.
He said the new record is owing to advance technology and producing sugar, IRIB news agency reported July 30.
He explained that while in 2002, each cubic meter of water was used to produce 81 grams of sugar in Iran, last fiscal year the same amount of water yielded 600 grams of sugar.
Shafei said that the productivity index in producing sugar in Iran now stands at 10 percent.
The main provinces producing sugar in the countryare Khuzestan, West Azarbaijan and Khorasan Razavi.
Iranians consume between 2.2 and 2.4 million tons of sugar a year and last year an import of over 550,000 tons of the product was needed.
Iran supplies its imported sugar mainly from Brazil.