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Shrimp Exports at Record High

Shrimp Exports at Record High
Shrimp Exports at Record High

Data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show a total of 36,300 tons of shrimp were exported from Iran to 22 countries in the last Iranian year (March 2021-22), which registered a record.
The volume of exports marked a 140% rise compared with the 10-year average (15,300 tons) and a 67% increase compared with the five-year average (21,750 tons), reported. 
Iran’s Aquatics Production and Trade Union wrote on its website that 95% of last year’s overall exports were farmed shrimp.
Iran’s main export destinations during the period under review were China with 14,200 tons, the UAE with 11,200 tons and the Russian Federation with 4,150 tons. Other traditional customers of Iranian shrimp are Turkey, Iraq, Spain and France.
Iran is a major seafood producer in the region with trout, caviar and shrimp being its main exported products. The southern Bushehr Province is Iran’s farmed shrimp production hub.
Hormozgan, also in the south of the country, is another major producer.

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