Iran to import 600,000 tons of oranges from Turkey next month
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iran plans to import about 600,000 tons of oranges from Turkey over the coming month.
This amount of oranges is expected to be supplied in the market ahead of Nowruz, a festival marking the beginning of the new Iranian calendar year, Tasnim news agency reported.
According to the report, the country’s capacity for producing oranges over the current year has increased by 30 percent reaching three million tons.
The Islamic Republic exported 4.838 million tons of agricultural products during the first ten months of current fiscal year (March 20, 2016-Jan. 20).
The figure indicates a rise by 27.45 percent compared to the same period of preceding year.
Iranian agricultural exports shared 4.74 percent of the country’s total non-oil exports in terms of volume and 13.24 percent in terms of value respectively,