Some 3.8M tons of fertilizers consumed in Iran annually
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.18
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Some 3.8 million metric tons of fertilizers are consumed in Iran 's agriculture sector annually.
Alireza Vali, Managing Director of Iran's Agricultural Support Services Company, said some 4.5 million metric tons of fertilizers are produced in the country, of which 2.8 million metric tons are used and the rest is exported, Iran 's ISNA news agency reported on Feb.18.
He added that 25,000 metric tons of fertilizers are imported from European countries annually.
Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati said in May 2014 that Iran is among ten top countries in the world by producing over 90 million metric tons of agricultural products per year. He added that Iran is ranked the first worldwide for producing saffron, pomegranates, and pistachios, the second for producing dates and apricots, the third for producing figs and cherries, and the fourth for producing walnuts and apples.
The official said that attracting capital needed for the development of the agriculture sector is a priority of Iran's Ministry of Agriculture, and that the government has provided all infrastructures to support foreign investment in this sector.
Edited by CN