Iran's food sector shares 48% of exports to three neighbors

Business Materials 30 January 2019 09:59 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Jan. 30


Food industry currently shares 48 percent of Iran's export goods to Iraq, Afghanistan and the UAE, and it is expected the volume will increase to 60 percent.

Referring to country's economic situation and the export market, the Chairman of food and agriculture commission in Tehran Chamber of Commerce Kaveh Zargaran said that countries previously importing Iranian products during the time of their domestic conflicts, are currently launching their own productions, so they won't be limited to Iran's exports only, Trend reports via ILNA.

"Although Iran should be cautious about the quality and price of its products and avoid the effects of production costs on the quality of products," he added.

He noted that the price and quality are competitive factors in the trade and this issue not only matter of foreign market but the domestic market as well".

"Currently Iran's food industry shares 48 percent of the country's exports goods to Iraq, Afghanistan and the UAE, and it has the capacity for expansion that can be supported by eliminating some restrictive rules and increase the volume to 60 percent,'' said Zargaran.