Iran's Q3 Red Meat Output Down 20%
EghtesadOnline: A total of 84,200 tons of red meat were produced in Iran during the third quarter of the current Iranian year (Sept. 23-Dec. 21, 2018) to register a 20% decline compared with the similar period of last year.
The Statistical Center of Iran's latest report shows beef accounted for more than 46,600 tons or 55.3% of the overall production.
About 28,200 tons of lamb, 7,600 tons of goat meat and 2,000 tons of meat from other types of livestock were produced during the three-month period, constituting 33.5%, 9% and 2.2% of the total production respectively, SCI reported on its website.
Iranians consume some 920,000 tons of red meat per year, 90% of which are supplied domestically, according to Financial Tribune.
The top 10 red meat producing provinces in Iran are Khorasan Razavi, Fars, East Azarbaijan, Mazandaran, West Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Khuzestan, Tehran, Ardabil and Hamedan.
Imports are made from CIS countries, as well as from Brazil and Australia.