Agrifood Trade Regsiters 8.3m Tons/$2.4b in Deficit
Iran exported 3.74 million tons of agricultural and food products worth $2.6 billion during the first half of the current fiscal year (March 20-Sept. 21).
Agrifood Trade: The figures indicate a 25.65% and 12.75% 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, reaching $310.17 million during the six months.
Tomato was the second major agricultural export product in terms of value with $140.31 million, followed by watermelon with $126.78 million, tomato paste with $88.09 million and fresh and dried pistachio kernel with $82.45 million.
In terms of tonnage, watermelons topped the list with 568,370 tons, followed by tomatoes with 302,680 tons, potato with 270,540 tons, apples with 167,240 tons and melons with 127,940 tons.
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