Iran plans to export $3B of food and health products
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 27
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran plans to export $3 billion of food and health products in the current Iranian fiscal year, which began on March 21, Sadeq Niyaraki, the Iranian deputy minister for Industry, Mining, and Trade said.
Over 1.6 million metric tons of food and health products, worth $2.7 billion, were exported in the past Iranian fiscal year, Iran's IRIB quoted Niyaraki as saying April 27.
Food product exports rose by 16 percent in weight and 10 percent in value year on year, he noted.
Exports of health products amounted to $207 million last year, a 12 percent rise year on year, he added.
Export of dairy products and ice cream, pastries and chocolate, and saffron ranked first to third, he said, adding that the country's food and health products were exported to 40 countries.
The Islamic Republic's non-oil exports (including condensates) stood at $49.744 billion during the period or by 18.87 percent more compared to the preceding year.
Tehran also imported about $52.477 billion worth of goods during the period, which indicates a 5.57 percent growth in value year on year.
Edited by CN