IRICA disputes fiscal 2020-21 caviar export statistics in Iran

Published Nov 10, 2021

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EghtesadOnline: Iran’s caviar exports stood at 2.28 tons worth $1.09 million in the fiscal 2020-21 (ended March 21, 2021), says Rouhollah Latifi, spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Customs Administration, adding that the figures provided recently by an Agriculture Ministry official were inaccurate.

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“Of the 12 tons of caviar produced in Iran in the year ending March 2021, 4.5 tons worth more than $6 million were exported,” Isa Golshahi, an official with Iran Fisheries Organization, was quoted as saying by IRNA recently.“In addition, 3,500 tons of sturgeon meat were produced in Iran last year, of which 1,000 tons worth $10 million were exported.”Latifi noted that the main destinations for Iranian caviar were the UAE with 560 kilograms, Germany with 220 kg, Japan with 202 kg, Belgium with 201 kg and Spain with 199 kg of caviar, Mehr News Agency reported.Russia with 175 kilograms, Britain with 163 kg, the Netherlands with 125 kg, Hong Kong with 67 kg, Kuwait with 49 kg, Taiwan with 46 kg, Singapore with 45 kg, Australia with 34 kg, Oman with 33 kg, Italy with 31 kg, Venezuela with 30 kg, Switzerland with 28 kg, Qatar with 26 kg, Canada with 20 kg, Thailand with 13 kg, South Korea with 6 kg, Nigeria with 5 kg, Cambodia with 3 kg and Sweden with 1 kg of caviar exports were other ...
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