Domestic Economy

Rice Imports Up 24% to 665K Tons

Drought and bad weather have reduced Iran’s rice production this year, giving rise to the need for more imports of this staple Iranian food
Rice Imports Up 24% to 665K Tons
Rice Imports Up 24% to 665K Tons

Iran imported a total of 665,000 tons of rice during the current Iranian year’s first eight months (March 21-Nov. 21), showing a 24% rise compared with the similar period of last year, according to the director general of Distribution and Sales Coordination Bureau with the Government Trading Corporation.
“Some 445,000 tons of the total consignments were imported by the private sector and the remaining 220,000 tons by GTC,” Hojjat Baratali was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.
GTC is the lever for enforcing market controls and is in charge of maintaining a supply of wheat, rice, cooking oil and meat for the country’s strategic reserves of essential goods.


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