Domestic Economy

Rice Imports Increase Amid Production Decline

One million tons of rice were imported into Iran from the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2021) to February 20, 2022, according to director general of Sales and Distribution Coordination Department of the Government Trading Corporation.
Hojjat Baratali was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency that GTC initially expected around 2 million tons of rice to be produced domestically this year, but the figure did not exceed 1.85 million tons due to the drought. 
GTC, affiliated with the Agriculture Ministry, is the lever for enforcing market controls and in charge of maintaining the supply of wheat, rice, cooking oil, sugar and meat for the country’s strategic reserve of essential goods.


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