Minister: Iran's plan to export wheat flour to Iraq, Afghanistan
EghtesadOnline: Minister of Agricultural Jihad Mahmoud Hojjati said on Monday that in spite of self sufficiency in producing wheat, Iran has not yet entered the market of the exported crop, but it intends to export either wheat or wheat flour to such neighboring countries as Iraq and Afghanistan.
Considering increase in production and storing wheat in the country, part of it should be exported, Hojjati told reporters here on Monday.
He said that Iraq and Afghanistan are importing wheat flour and added that Iran has good capacity in flour industry, so we should use the vacant capacity in the industry to export either wheat or wheat flour.
Iran has produced 14 million tons wheat so far, while the figure for last year was 11.5 million tons totally, reports IRNA.