According to a statement from the head of the Central Organization for Rural Cooperatives of Iran, his nation exported 700,000 tons of apples in the past Iranian calendar year (ending on March 20).
Iranian apple have mainly been exported to Russia and Eurasian Economic Union (UAEU)’s member countries in the past year.
Ali Tahmasbi said that 50 percent of the exported apples were produced in the north-western West Azarbaijan province, and put the country’s apple output at over four million tons in the previous year.
Iran’s agricultural production stood at 125 million tons in the past year, according to the Agriculture Minister Kazem Khavazi. The minister has said that agricultural production is expected to reach 130 million tons in the current year, noting that apart from increasing production, the Agriculture Ministry also seeks to increase productivity by developing processing industries in this sector.