According to Rouhollah Latifi, the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, Iran imported 380,009 tons of fruit worth $267.71 million and exported 7.88 million tons worth $5.52 billion during the eleven months to February 18.
Noting that imports of tropical fruits have declined over the 11-month period, the official added: “A total of 345,026 tons of bananas worth $234.52 million were imported during the period, indicating an 18% decline compared with last year’s similar period. Coconut imports stood at 2,181 tons worth $1.39 million, registering a 51% decrease year-on-year.”
“Pineapple imports hovered around 4,696 tons worth $4.08 million during the period, which shows a 30% decline YOY. A total of 22,787 tons of mangos worth $16.99 million were imported during the period, down 35% compared with last year’s corresponding period,” he told financialtribune.com.
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