Iranian entities project fruit exports to total more than 2 million tons

Updated Sep 25, 2021
According to the ILNA news agency, the director of the Tehran Fruit and Vegetable Traders Union reported that the union plans to export more than 2 million tons of fruit in the current Iranian year (ending in March next year). Mostafa Daraei-Nejad told that “this year, our total production will be 4.5 million tons, of which 2.5 million will be consumed domestically and another 2 million will be destined for export.
We plan to export to Russia, Iraq, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan! ”. Regarding the situation of the fruit and vegetable market, the expert said "there are around 67 references of fruit and vegetables in the market, all of which we have. Only in the province of Mazandaran we have 2.5 million tons of fruit in production." Daraei-Nejad commented that "the national consumption of citrus is located 1.5 million tons per year, and added" that, taking into account the production of 2.5 million tons mentioned, it is possible to export 1 million tons all years". According to the deputy director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), the export value of agricultural products from Iran grew by 9% during the first four months of the Iranian calendar (March 21 to March 22). July), compared to the same period last year, Mehrdad Jamal Orounaqi, IRICA's deputy director of technical affairs pointed out "that in the aforementioned four-month period, more than 2.5 ...
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