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Annual Banana Imports to Iran Top $370m

Annual Banana Imports to Iran Top $370m
Annual Banana Imports to Iran Top $370m

A total of 572,000 tons of fresh and dried banana worth $374.48 million were imported to Iran in the fiscal 2022-23 (ended March 20), registering a 5% and 7% fall in terms of weight and value respectively compared with the previous year.
Statistics released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration indicate that the bananas were imported from Ecuador, the UAE, Italy, Pakistan, Turkey, China, the Philippines, Colombia and India.
Turkey topped the list of banana exporters to Iran during the period with 332,000 tons of shipments. It was followed by India with 130,000 tons. The two countries accounted for 81% of Iran’s total banana imports in terms of tonnage, IRIB News reported.
The Philippines with 63,000 tons and Pakistan with 43,000 tons came next.


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