Volume of wheat purchased in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province grows
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 21
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The volume of wheat purchased from farmers in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province (southeastern Iran) from the beginning of current wheat harvesting season in Iran (April 4) to September 20, increased two times, Director General of the Government Trading Corporation (GTC) of Iran’s branch in Sistan and Baluchestan Province Gholamali Ganjali said, Trend reports citing the corporation’s official website.
According to Ganjali, so far, 38,500 tons of wheat has been purchased from farmers in the province.
The director-general stressed that the quality of wheat purchased in Sistan and Baluchestan is higher than in previous years
The price of ordinary wheat to be purchased from farmers in the current planting year is set at 25,000 rials (about 59 cents), and of durum wheat - at 26,000 rials (about 61 cents) per kilogram in the current Iranian year (began March 20, 2020). The price of rapeseed is set at 46,600 rials (about $1.1) per kilogram.
A number of products, including wheat, tea, rice, and other products are purchased from farmers by a state company under a guarantee in Iran.