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Iran's Agrifood Trade Deficit Widens

Iran's Agrifood Trade Deficit Widens
Iran's Agrifood Trade Deficit Widens

Agrifood exports from Iran are on the decline, as imports rise significantly.
The latest data released by the Agriculture Ministry show Iran exported 6.94 million tons of agricultural and food products worth $4.28 billion during the current fiscal year’s first ten months (March 21-Jan. 20).
The figures indicate a 2.15% decline in tonnage and a 15.24% decrease in value compared with last year’s corresponding period.
Pistachio topped the list of exports in terms of value by earning $797.4 million.
Tomato was the second major agricultural export product in terms of value with $314.29 million, followed by dates with $216.46 million, apple with $199.62 million and watermelon with $191.04 million.
In terms of tonnage, watermelon topped the list with 819,110 tons, followed by tomato with 707,240 tons, potato with 568,220 tons and onion, shallot and garlic with 324,480 tons.


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