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East Azarbaijan Agro Exports Top $330m in 11 Months

East Azarbaijan Agro Exports Top $330m in 11 MonthsEast Azarbaijan Agro Exports Top $330m in 11 Months

East Azarbaijan exported $334 million worth of agricultural products during the first 11 months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2019-Feb. 19).
According to Akbar Fat'hi, the head of East Azarbaijan Agricultural Jihad Organization, the export volume saw a 33% growth compared with last year’s corresponding period, Donya-e-Eqtesad reported.
The northwestern Iranian province has a 4.5% share in Iran’s total agricultural exports, he added.
The official noted that exports of agricultural products from East Azarbaijan during the 11th Iranian month (Jan. 21-Feb. 19) amounted to $28 million, up by 15% compared with last year’s similar month, he added.
“Horticultural products account for 67% of the province’s total agricultural exports, 50% of which are raisins,” he said.
According to Fat’hi, East Azarbaijan Province has a 21% share in Iran’s total agricultural jobs.

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