Iran exports another fish cargo to Russia

Business Materials 25 August 2018 15:01 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, August 25


Iran exported over 8,174 kilograms of trout fish to Russia through the Astara border checkpoint, Bahram Pourzarb, head of Astara Veterinary Bureau, said.

The cargo, worth $50,000 was exported Aug. 25 under the license of the Veterinary Organization of Tehran Province, the official said, IRNA news agency reported.

During the current fiscal year (started March 20) Iran has exported 38 tons of trout fish, nine tons of pasteurized milk, four tons of fish oil and 47 tons of fish powder to Russia and Azerbaijan via Astara land border, he said.

During the last fiscal year, ended March 20, Iran exported some 700 tons of cream cheese, 2 tons of cream, 143 tons of trout, and 143 tons of powdered milk to Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan via Iran's Astara customs.

Astara is on Iran’s border with Azerbaijan and is the country’s door to Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Agricultural and food products accounted for 13 percent of Iran’s total non-oil exports during the last fiscal year.

The country exported 6 million tons of agricultural and food products in the 12-month period, 5 percent more year-on-year. The value of the exports reached $6 billion, 4 percent more compared to the preceding year.