BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 9. A total of 14,635 tons of tea leaves have been purchased from farmers in Iran from the beginning of the current tea harvesting season in the country (April 21, 2022) to May 9, the Chairman of the Iran Tea Organization, Habib Jahansaz told IANA, Trend reports.
The chairman noted that 14,542 tons of purchased tea leaves were 1st grade, while 93 tons - 2nd grade.
Jahansaz also added that the value of purchased tea leaves for the reporting period amounted to 1.34 trillion rials (about $31.9 million).
“In total, 163 tons of dry tea were produced from purchased tea leaves,” he said.
In Iran, some products such as rice, sugar beet, wheat and tea are purchased from farmers by the Government Trade Corporation (GTC) of Iran under a guarantee and paid for in installments.
The price of first-grade tea leaves is 92,000 rials (about $2.19), and the second-grade tea leaves are 71,000 rials (about $1.69) in this season.
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