Iran discloses volume of wheat purchased in Ardabil Province
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 23
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
A total of 214,000 tons of wheat was purchased from farmers from the beginning of the current wheat harvesting season in Iran (April 4) to September 23, Director General of Government Trading Corporation (GTC) of Iran’s branch in Ardabil Province Ali Nobakht said, Trend reports citing the corporation’s website.
Nobakht emphasized that this is an increase of 9 percent compared to the same period last Iranian year.
The director-general added that the quality of wheat purchased in the current year is better than in previous years.
“At the same time, 5,200 tons of rapeseed was purchased from farmers in Ardabil Province this year,” he noted.
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 GTC under a guarantee in Iran.