EghtesadOnline: Iran needs to buy a record 8 million tons of wheat in the current season, Iranian industry sources said, after its domestic crop was hit by drought.
EghtesadOnline: The government has bought 4.7 million tons of wheat worth 230 quadrillion rials ($839 million) from farmers across the country, which show a 37% decline compared with last year’s guaranteed purchases over the similar period, the head of the National Wheat Farmers Foundation said on Friday.
EghtesadOnline: The Government Trading Corporation of Iran plans to purchase a total of 10 million tons of wheat from local farmers at guaranteed prices in the current crop year (Sept. 2020-21).
EghtesadOnline: Close to 4.5 million hectares have so far gone under wheat cultivation this year, more than 1.27 million hectares of which are irrigated and 3.21 million hectares are rain-fed, showing a 7.4% and 3.7% increase respectively compared with the similar period of last year, according to the manager of the Agriculture Ministry’s “Wheat Project”.
EghtesadOnline: The Government Trading Corporation has bought 8.22 million tons of wheat worth 207.8 trillion rials ($755 million) from local farmers across the country in the current fiscal year (started March 20), which indicates a 7% increase compared with the similar period of last year.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 6 million tons of wheat worth 140 quadrillion rials ($577.32 million) have been purchased from local farmers in all 31 Iranian provinces in the current fiscal year (started March 20), a deputy minister of industries, mining and trade.
EghtesadOnline; Domestic demand for wheat in Iran currently amounts to 12 million tons per year, according to CEO of the National Foundation of Elite Farmers Ali Khan-Mohammadi.
EghtesadOnline: India’s 10th wheat consignment for Afghanistan arrived in Iran’s southeastern Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar on Wednesday, with Afghanistan's Ambassador in Tehran Abdul Ghafoor Liwal in attendance.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 197,474 tons of essential goods, including wheat, rice and livestock feed, were transported from the southeastern port of Chabahar to the mainland from Feb. 20 to April 3 by 7,586 trucks, an official with Sistan-Baluchestan Department of Road Maintenance and Transportation said.
EghtesadOnline: A silo for storing wheat with a capacity of 100,000 tons is being constructed in Semnan Province’s Garmsar city.