In the month leading up to April 19th, Iran exported 679,510 tons of agricultural and food products worth about $336 million. This meant a 25.85% rise in tonnage and a 9.13% decline in value compared with last year’s corresponding period, the Agriculture Ministry reported.
Tomatoes topped the list of exports in terms of value, as the country exported $37.94 million worth of the crop during the month. Apple was the second major exported agricultural product in terms of value with $28.56 million followed by watermelon with $24.51 million, tomato paste with $14.12 million and oranges with $10.55 million.
In term of tonnage, watermelons topped the list with 117,260 tons, followed by tomatoes with 84,000 tons, apples with 76,070 tons, oranges with 34,130 tons and cucumbers with 21,200 tons.