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Annual Watermelon Exports Top $200m

Annual Watermelon Exports Top $200m
Annual Watermelon Exports Top $200m

A total of 902,102 tons of watermelon worth $208.58 million were exported from Iran to 43 countries in the last Iranian year (March 2021-22), registering a 28% and 33% rise in weight and value respectively compared with the year before, according to the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
“Our main export destination was Iraq with around 465,000 tons of purchases worth $95 million, followed by the UAE with 233,000 tons worth $53 million, Oman with 39,000 tons worth $17.4 million, Russia with 28,000 tons worth $14 million, Turkey with 55,000 tons worth $11 million, Afghanistan with 32,000 tons worth $6.4 million and Qatar with 30,000 tons worth $6 million,” Rouhollah Latifi was also quoted as saying by ISNA. 
The official added that Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, the UK, Italy, Sweden and Serbia were other customers of Iranian watermelon.


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