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Raisin Exports at $164m in Fiscal 2019-20

Raisin Exports at $164m in Fiscal 2019-20Raisin Exports at $164m in Fiscal 2019-20

A total of 120,000 tons of different types of raisins worth $164 million were exported from Iran in the last fiscal year (March 2019-20), registering a 6% rise compared with the year before.
According to Darab Hassani, an official with Agriculture Ministry, Iran has around 308,000 hectares of vineyards (289,000 hectares of which are productive) with an annual output of 3 million tons of grapes, out of which some 200,000 tons of raisins are produced, ILNA reported.
The official expects exports to increase to 150,000 tons this year.
The main grape producing provinces in Iran are Fars, Qazvin, Hamedan, Khorasan Razavi, East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan, Zanjan and Markazi in a descending order.
Domestic raisins consumption is 40,000 tons per year.

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