According to Ministry of Agriculture official Mohammad Mehdi Boroumandi, in the past Iranian year (March 2019-20), a total of 92,947 tons of bananas were produced on 4,838 hectares of land. This meets 20% of the domestic demand for the tropical fruit.
“Domestic demand for bananas stands at 550,000 tons annually, of which 450,000 tons are supplied through imports and 100,000 tons via local production,” he stated.
“According to data by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, last year’s banana imports hovered around 457,225 tons worth $308 million. The provinces of Sistan-Baluchestan, Hormozgan, southern Kerman, Fars and Bushehr are banana producers in Iran. Notably, the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan accounts for 99.8% of the country’s banana output.”
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