Iran’s agrifood exports top $2.7 billion

Financial Tribune – Iran exported 3.58 million tons of agrifood products worth over $2.79 million during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Oct. 22).

“This accounted for 11.42% of Iran’s total non-oil exports during the period,” Deputy Agriculture Minister Abdolmehdi Bakhshandeh told ILNA.

“Iran’s main export destinations were Iraq, Afghanistan, the UAE, Pakistan, Russia, India, Turkey, Vietnam, Turkmenistan and Germany.”

The official noted that gourds totaling 871,000 tons, fresh and processed tomatoes 400,000 tons, onions and shallot 263,000 tons, fresh and processed potatoes 201,000 tons and apples amounting to 114,000 tons were the main agricultural exports in terms of weight.

Dairy products worth $320 million, pistachios $291 million, gourds $271 million, fresh and processed tomatoes $239 million and saffron valued at $107 million were the main exports in terms of value.