Iraq with $105 million, Russia with $95.4 million, Afghanistan with $51.7 million, India with $26.6 and the UAE with $21.1 million were the main destinations of Iranian apples in the last fiscal year. In total, apple exports stood at 884,798 tons worth $326.67 million in fiscal 2020-21.
Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Oman, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Qatar, Armenia, Kuwait, Georgia, Syria, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Libya, Bahrain, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Norway and the United Kingdom were other buyers of Iranian apples during the period.
The main exporters of banana to Iran in the last fiscal year were 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. This is all according to the numbers of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
Banana imports stood at 136,133 tons worth $92.88 million in the first quarter of the current fiscal year (March 21-June 21). As per the decision of Market Regulation Headquarters, the import of bananas is conditioned on the export of apples, and traders could obtain a license to register import order for 1 kg of bananas for the export of every 3 kg of apples.