Iran date exports rise 70% to $180m in 7 months

Financial Tribune – A bout 151,000 tons of different kinds of dates worth about $180 million were exported from Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Oct. 22), which shows a 25% and 70% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the corresponding period of last year.

According to Payam Nasser-Qodsi, the deputy head of Agricultural and Processing Industries Affairs Bureau of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, India was Iran’s biggest customer as it bought more than $36 million worth of dates during the seven months.