Agrifood exports up 6% YOY to $1.7 billion in four months

Financial Tribune – Iran exported 2.54 million tons of agricultural and food products worth $1.73 billion during the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 20-July 21).

The figures indicate a 19.75% and 6.14% rise in tonnage and value respectively compared with last year’s corresponding period, the Agriculture Ministry’s website reported.

Fresh and dried pistachio topped the list of exports in terms of value, as the country exported $198.14 million worth of it during the four-month period.

Tomato was the second major agricultural export product in terms of value with $135.27 million, followed by watermelon with $110.42 million, apple with $53.26 million, tomato paste with $49.56 million and potato with $30.61 million.