EghtesadOnline: Iran is the world’s 10th biggest producer of flower and plants, though the country has only a 0.3% share in global export markets, making it the 107th flower exporter, the head of Iran’s Flowers and Plants Union said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s flower and ornamental plants production has had an uptrend in recent years, going up from 2.33 billion stems in the fiscal 2015-16 to 3.31 billion stems in 2016-17 to register a 41% increase year-on-year.
EghtesadOnline: For happy and sad occasions, flowers are a part of daily life in Iran, but Iranians have not been able to exploit the full potential of a global industry worth $104 billion a year.
EghtesadOnline: The global market for ornamental plants and flowers is worth a remarkable $20 billion per year, though Iran accounted for only $24 million of it in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2017), the director general of the Greenhouses, Medicinal Plants and Edible Mushrooms Affairs Office with the Ministry of Agriculture said.
EghtesadOnline: More than 240 tons of flowers worth $2.42 million were exported from Iran to 25 countries during the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22), the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration announced.
EghtesadOnline: Some 1.7 billion flower cuts as well as 2.2 million tons of vegetables will be produced in Iran by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2017), registering close to a 31% and 25.2% growth respectively compared with last year.
EghtesadOnline: Iran exports about 7,000 tons of flowers, ornamental plants and herbal medicines annually, supplying close to 1% of the global markets, the deputy agriculture minister for horticultural affairs said.