Iran to export durum wheat to Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran will export the first consignment of durum wheat to Turkey.
Ali Qanbari, Managing Director of Iran's State Commerce Company, said a consignment of 24,772 metric tons of durum wheat is ready to be exported to Turkey via Imam Khomeini Port, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Jan. 27.
High protein content, as well as its strength, make durum good for special uses, the most well-known being pasta.
Qanbari added that Iran has signed a deal to export 50,000 metric tons of durum wheat to Turkey.
Iran has imported $2.115 billion worth of wheat during the first ten months of current Iranian fiscal year (March 21, 2014- Jan. 21), the country's Customs Administration said Jan. 24.
The Islamic Republic's wheat imports indicate a rise by 109 percent compared to $1.012 billion worth of wheat imports in same period of preceding year.
Wheat topped the list of Iran's imported goods with 4.84 percent share from the country's total imports' value.