Iran boosts agricultural exports

Business Materials 2 February 2021 12:55 (UTC +04:00)
Iran boosts agricultural exports

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Iran's agricultural exports increased by 8.4 percent in terms of value and 25.9 percent in terms of volume during the first 10 months of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2020 through January 20, 2021), compared to the same period last year, Deputy Director of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Mehrdad Jamal Arvanaghi said, Trend reports citing IRICA.

According to Arvanaghi, 7.08 million tons of goods worth more than $4.9 billion were exported within the 10 months.

He added that while in the same period last Iranian year, 5.6 million tons of agricultural products worth $4.5 billion were exported.

The deputy director noted that 10 types of agricultural products were exported to 8 countries. The exports of these products amounted to 2.4 million tons worth $2.1 billion.

“So, the pistachios worth $440 million were exported to China and worth $81.3 million to India,” he said.

Arvanaghi stressed that Iran exported apples worth $73.4 million, tomatoes worth $63.5 million, watermelons worth $60.2 million, pistachios worth $52.6 million, sweets worth $50 million and biscuits worth $49.9 million to Iraq over the reporting period.

The deputy director also said that Iran exported $65.7 million worth of apples and $41.6 million worth of pistachios to Russia.

“In addition, Iran exported $47.8 million worth of tomatoes to Pakistan, $46.9 million worth of sweets and $40.1 million worth of tomatoes to Afghanistan in 10 months,” he noted.

The official emphasized that Iran exported $44.4 million worth of tomatoes to the UAE and $38.3 million worth of pistachios to Germany.