Iran date exports grow 27.7% to $102m in 4 months

Financial Tribune – Close to 89,220 tons of different kinds of dates worth more than $102 million were exported from Iran to 69 countries during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21-July 22).

This shows a 14.4% and 27.7% rise in weight and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year, figures released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show.

The top 10 export destinations for Iranian dates during the period were India with $17.87 million worth of imports, Iraq with $14.8 million, Pakistan with $14.6 million, Turkey with $12.62 million, Kazakhstan with $8.2 million, Afghanistan with $5 million, the UAE with $3.95 million, Russian with $3 million, Azerbaijan with $2.33 million and Malaysia with $1.98 million.