BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 22. Iran has imported wheat from Russia, the UAE, Singapore, the Netherlands, Germany, Kazakhstan and Turkey for the first month of the current Iranian year (March 21 through April 20, 2022), the Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Rouhollah Latifi said Trend reports citing the administration.
The customs official said that during the first month, Iran imported a total of 763,000 tons of wheat worth more than $306 million.
"So, Iran imported 198,000 tons of wheat worth $79 million from Russia and 179,000 tons worth $72 million from the UAE for the reporting month," he added.
Iran also imported 138,000 tons of wheat worth $56.1 million from Singapore, 132,000 tons worth $54 million from the Netherlands and 63,000 tons worth $25 million from Germany in first month, according to Latifi.
"Meanwhile, in the last Iranian year (March 21, 2021 through March 20, 2022), Iran imported a total of 7 million tons of wheat worth about $2.5 billion, which is an increase of 197 percent in value and 135 percent in volume compared to the preceding Iranian year (March 20, 2020 through March 20, 2021)," he noted.
The spokesman also pointed out that Iran imported 2.5 million tons of wheat worth $904 million from Russia, 1.1 million tons worth $403 million from the UAE, and 943,000 tons worth $324 million from Iraq over the last Iranian year.
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