Iran to limit egg exports to Iraq and Afghanistan
Tehran, Iran, Oct.12
Statistics show that Iran's has exported around 14,500 tons of eggs this Iranian year (began March 21, 2019), while there is not supporting policy in this field, Head of the Tehran Chicken and Egg Association Naser Nabipour told Trend.
In his words, there is eggs surplus in the domestic market, but the efforts to increase trade with other countries are insufficient and the export opportunities are limited.
According to Nabipour, the volume of egg export to Iraq and Afghanistan in last Iranian year (began March 21, 2018) reached 94,000 tons, and the main reason for the decrease in the export is the ban on egg imports imposed by Iraqi government.
"The Iraqi government has banned the egg imports to support domestic production, although the volume of egg production in Iraq is less than in Iran. The price of pack of 30 eggs is 500,000 rial (around $11) in Iraq, and 120,000 rial (around $2) in Iran," the head of the association said.
"Considering the regulations in Iraq and Afghanistan, we shall find other countries which are willing to import eggs from Iran. It is necessary that economic consultants in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held negotiations and create conditions for exports of domestic products," Nabipour noted.
"Iran annually produces 1.3 million tons of eggs, of which 250,000 tons can be exported; therefore, there should be better planning for the export," he added.