EghtesadOnline: More than 1 million tons of dates were produced in Iran in the last Iranian year (ended March 19, 2020), the secretary of National Association of Iranian Dates said.
Ali Asghar Mousavi added that domestic demand for dates is at 550,000 tons per year, Young Journalists Club reported.
“There will be no shortage in the market during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan [starting April 25],” Financial Tribune quoted him as saying.
According to Agriculture Ministry official, Zahra Jalili Moqaddam, Iran is the world’s second biggest producer of dates, accounting for 10% of the global output
Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Pakistan, Algeria, Iraq, Sudan, Oman and Libya are top 10 producers of dates in the world. Egypt has the biggest production and Algeria has the biggest area of land under date cultivation. There are a dozen types of dates produced in Iran.
Dates are mainly produced in six Iranian provinces, namely Kerman, Sistan-Baluchestan, Khuzestan, Hormozgan, Bushehr and Fars.