EghtesadOnline: A total of 4.5 million tons of agricultural products worth $3.1 billion were exported from Iran during the first seven months of the current fiscal year.
The numbers indicate a 26% and 13.86% growth in terms of tonnage and value respectively compared with the same period of last year, Exim News quoted Mehrdad Jamal Orounaqi, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, as saying.
Iran exported 7.1 million tons of agricultural and food products worth $5.82 billion in the last fiscal year that ended on March 19, 2020, to register a 2.34% rise in tonnage and an 8.93% decline in value compared to the year before, the Agriculture Ministry reported.
In-shell pistachio (fresh and dried) topped the list of exports in terms of value, as the country exported $724.2 million worth of the crop during the period.
Apple was the second major exported agricultural product in terms of value with $362.27 million followed by tomatoes with $259.21 million, unshelled pistachios with $240.58 million and watermelon with $175.97 million.
In term of tonnage, watermelons topped the list with 748,090 tons, followed by apples with 740,220 tons, tomatoes with 572,940 tons, potatoes with 480,440 tons, and onions and Persian shallot with 394,990 tons.