EghtesadOnline: Atotal of 620,000 tons of tropical and subtropical fruits worth close to $500 million were exported from Iran during the last Iranian year (March 2019-20), according to the director general of the Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Bureau with the Ministry of Agriculture.
“Our main exports were citrus fruits, dates, pomegranates and figs,” Zahra Jalili Moqaddam was quoted as saying by Mizan Online as saying.
The official added that the land under cultivation of tropical and subtropical fruits in Iran amounts to 730,000 hectares, which yield more than 8.1 million tons every year.
Tropical and subtropical fruits account for around 40% of Iran's horticultural products, said the official, adding that in terms of citrus fruit production, Iran is the world’s seventh biggest.
Iran is also said to be the leading pomegranate and second biggest date producer in the world with more than 900,000 tons and 1.2 million tons of output per year respectively.