Apple exports from Iran: Record numbers

Some 800,000 tons of apples have been exported from Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21) This is a new record, according to state officials.

“Last year’s (March 2017-18) total exports stood at close to 600,000 tons. Iran’s apple exports go to Middle Eastern countries, especially the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Pakistan and Turkey, as well as some European countries,” said Shokrollah Hajivand.

Based on figures released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Iran is the ninth biggest producer of apples worldwide. In exports, the country ranks 9th in terms of weight and 14th in value. “The country accounts for 1.87% and 4.05% of the global production and exports respectively,” the deputy head of Export Promotion Office with the Ministry of Agriculture, told the Financial Tribune last year.

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