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Iran: Annual exports of potatoes up 83%

Iran’s year-on-year potato exports increased by 83 percent in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20).  Director Hossein Asghari of the Iranian Agriculture Ministry announced that 950,000 tons of potato has been exported in the past year, while the figure was 518,000 tons in its preceding year.

Asghari also said that more than 5.5 million tons of potato was produced in the country during the past year, and added that the average production of potato at each hectare has increased by 500 kilograms to 37.1 tons in the past year, from 36.6 tons in its preceding year. He said potato was cultivated in 149,000 hectares of land in the past year.

Source: tehrantimes.com


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