A total of 375,407 tons of banana worth $255.31 million were imported into Iran in the last fiscal year, ending March 20, 2021. Turkey with $129.8 million, India with $54.3 million, Ecuador with $34 million, the Philippines with $33.8 million, Pakistan with $2.7 million, the UAE with $434,000, Russia with $48,000 and Vietnam with $35,000 were the main exporters of banana to Iran in the last fiscal year, according to the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
180,000+ tons of agri products exported via Astara
Sasan Karjouyan, the head of Agriculture Department of Astara County, put the value of exported products at $53 million. He said that 40 agricultural products including kiwi, onion, pepper, tomato, potato, raisin, cabbage, apple, grape, watermelon, cherry, lemon, tea, date and pistachio have been exported via Astara since year-start.
Tehrantimes.com explains how Astara Port is 60 hectares and it is the first port of the private sector in Iran. It is the closest and the most cost-effective way for trade and transport between Asia, Africa, and Europe. It has been designed for loading and unloading 2,500-ton freighters.