Iranian horticultural output to hit 20 mln tons
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran is forecasted to produce over 20 million tons of horticulture products in 2017, Mohammad Ali Tahmasbi, Iran’s deputy agriculture minister, said.
Iran's horticultural exports accounted for $1.2 billion during the first seven months of the current fiscal year (March 20-Oct. 20), Tahmasbi said, IRIB news agency reported Nov. 30.
Iran exported 327,000 tons of horticulture products, in particular apple and pistachio in the 7-month period, he added.
Agricultural products shared $1.528 billion worth of Iran's total non-oil exports in the first six months of the current fiscal year (7 percent fall year-on-year).
Iran exported 20 type of fruits such as pomegranate, olive, citrus fruits, plum, raspberries, strawberries, apricot, apple, pear, cherry, banana, coconut and kiwi to almost 44 countries including Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Australia, Armenia, Afghanistan, Albania, Germany, UAE, UK, Ukraine, Uganda, US, Belgium, Bahrain, Bangladesh, etc.
The average price of the exported fruits decreased by 38 cent per kilogram during the six-month period and stood at 24 cents per kilogram.