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EghtesadOnline: A total of 116,000 tons of fresh tea leaves were produced in Iran’s three northern provinces this year, out of which 26,000 tons of processed tea were produced, according to the head of Iran Tea Organization. 

“Iran’s domestic demand for tea stands at 100,000 tons per year. Our annual production has been hovering between 25,000 tons and 30,000 tons for a few years now, as imports stand between 60,000 and 70,000 tons every year,” Habibollah Jahansaz was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.

The official noted that around one-third, or between 8,000 and 10,000 tons, of Iranian tea are exported to 27 countries with the main destinations being the US, Iraq, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Russia, India and Kenya.

According to Jahansaz, 5 million tons of tea are produced globally every year and Iran ranks the world’s 12th biggest cultivator.

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