EghtesadOnline: More than 1.05 million tons of semi and wholly milled rice worth close to $996 million were imported into Iran during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22), registering an 84.4% and 108.4% surge in weight and value respectively compared with the corresponding period of last year.
EghtesadOnline: The southern Vietnamese city of Can Tho expects to export its first batches of rice to Iran in the last quarter of 2017, deputy director of the city’s Department of Industry and Trade said.
EghtesadOnline: More than 1 million tons of rice worth $963 million were imported into Iran during the five months to August 22, registering a 79% and 102.5% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the corresponding period of last year.
EghtesadOnline: Pakistan produces favorable-quality rice and looks to boost export to the Iranian market, said president of Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
EghtesadOnline: The ongoing seasonal ban on rice imports will be in effect until Nov. 21, Deputy Agriculture Minister Yazdan Seif said, noting that the ban started as of August.
EghtesadOnline: The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration announced on Monday that rice importers have until Friday to clear their shipments from customs terminals.
EghtesadOnline: Around 760,000 tons of rice were imported into Iran during the last fiscal year that ended on March 20, 2017, a deputy minister of agriculture said.
EghtesadOnline: Close to 645,000 tons of semi- and wholly-milled rice worth nearly 9.55 trillion rials ($250 million) were imported into Iran during the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22), registering a 14.5% and 26.7% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the corresponding period of last year.
EghtesadOnline: Head of International workshop on national rice development strategies for Central and West Asia (RRTC-CWA) Dr. Shahdi Komala said that 54 percent of total area for cultivation of rice in Central and West Asia is in Iran, but Iran is producing 61 percent of total rice of the region.
EghtesadOnline: About 81% and 70% of rice harvest in Mazandaran and Gilan provinces respectively were carried out using machinery in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2017), director general of Grains and Staple Foods Office with the Ministry of Agriculture said.