Iran to send first agricultural products cargo to Kuwait

By The Journal of Turkish Weekly

Iran is ready to send agricultural cargo to Kuwait on Saturday, deputy head of Iran Exports Confederation Seyyed Reza Nourani said, Mehr reported.

“The 160-ton cargo, which is mainly consisted of fruits, will depart Bushehr port on Saturday,” Nourani said.

Iran also plans to send other cargos to Saudi Arabia, Qatar,and Bahrain.

The value of exports of agricultural products was $64.1 billion more than imports in the past calendar year, which ended on March 19, the agriculture minister Sadeq Khalilian said on Friday.

Khalilian did not mention to specific values of exports and imports, but said that the exports included 77 million tons of farming crops, 18.3 million tons of garden products, 720,000 tons of fishery products, and 14.3 million tons of anima ?products.

The country’s agricultural output reached around 118 million tons in the previous calendar year, Deputy Agriculture Minister Mohammad-Ali Nikbakht said.

The agricultural output includes animal, farm, fishery and garden products, Mohammad-Ali Nikbakht added, the IRNA News Agency reported.

The volume of Iran ‘s agricultural products stood at 108 million tons in the past Iranian year, the official noted.


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