Indian bananas to be exported to Iran via sea

Updated Oct 17, 2021
The shipment will be sent through Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Navi Mumbai today, Times of India reported on Thursday.Officials of APEDA’s Uttar Pradesh regional office said the shipment will be sent from the Mango Pack House at Malihabad in the Lucknow district.“It will be the first time that the international market will taste the bananas from UP. The fruit will be procured directly from farmers of Palia Kalan, Lakhimpur, and will be brought to the packhouse. Two containers of 40 feet will be sent to the Iranian market on a trial basis,” an APEDA official commented.A total of 375,407 tons of banana worth $255.31 million were imported into Iran in the fiscal 2020-21 (ended March 20).Turkey with $129.8 million, India with $54.3 million, Ecuador with $34 million, the Philippines with $33.8 million, Pakistan with $2.7 million, the UAE with $434,000, Russia with $48,000 and Vietnam with $35,000 were the main exporters of banana to Iran in the last fiscal year, according to the ...
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