Iran exported 1.67 million tons of agricultural and food products worth over $890 million during the first two months of the current fiscal year (March 20-May 20). This is according to numbers from its Agriculture Ministry.
The figures indicate a 19.44% rise in tonnage but an 8.79% decline in value compared with last year’s corresponding period.
Watermelon topped the list of exports in terms of value, as the country exported $90.1 million worth of the fruit during the two-month period.
Fresh and dried pistachio was the second major agricultural export product in terms of value with $65.86 million, followed by apple with $48.9 million, fresh potato with $26.39 million, watermelon with $24.51 million and melons with $24.34 million.