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Iran Agricultural Exports Reach $5b in Six Months

Iran Agricultural Exports Reach $5b in Six MonthsIran Agricultural Exports Reach $5b in Six Months

Iran exported agricultural products worth $5 billion in the first half of the current fiscal year (March 21-Sept. 22), around 50% of which, amounting over $2.5 billion, pertained to orchard crops.
“Iran produces more than 23 million tons of horticultural products on over 2.8 million hectares of orchards every year,” Mohammad Ali Tahmasebi, deputy agriculture minister for horticultural affairs, was quoted as saying by IRNA on Saturday. 
Exports of orchard crops are estimated to experience an upsurge this year, he added.
Iran experienced abundant rainfall at the beginning of the current year, because of which agricultural officials are expecting higher crop yields.
The country ranks among top 10 producers of many horticultural products, including but not limited to pistachios, dates, apples, cherries, pomegranates and grapes, in the world.


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