A total of $140 million worth of horticultural products were exported from Iran’s northern Mazandaran province during the first nine months of the current Iranian year. Over 169,000 tons of citrus fruit worth $64 million were exported from Mazandaran over the period under review, which is a 139% and 240% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year.
Kiwifruit exports stood at 104,000 tons worth $47 million, registering a 15% and 154% rise in volume and value respectively year-on-year. Russia, Iraq, India, Oman, Qatar, Afghanistan and Caspian Sea littoral countries were the main destinations. With 150,000 hectares of orchards, Mazandaran is the top producer of horticultural products in Iran.
Last year (March 2019-20), a total of 200,000 tons of agricultural products were exported from Mazandaran, indicating a 100% hike compared with the previous year.
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