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Iran Pastry, Chocolate Exports Hit $800m in Fiscal 2018-19

Iran Pastry, Chocolate Exports Hit $800m in Fiscal 2018-19Iran Pastry, Chocolate Exports Hit $800m in Fiscal 2018-19

A total of $800 million worth of pastry and chocolate were exported from Iran in the last fiscal year (March 2018-19).
In an exclusive interview with the Persian daily Donya-e-Eqtesad, Secretary of Iranian Pastry and Chocolate Association Jamshid Maghazei said Iran exports to 66 countries.
Iraq and Afghanistan are major export destinations for Iranian pastry and chocolate.
Other destinations include the US, Japan, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and European countries, especially those in Eastern Europe.
According to the official, Iran produces 1.7 million tons of pastry and chocolate annually, while the nameplate capacity stands at 2.4 million tons.
He added that per capita consumption of pastry and chocolate in Iran is 21 kilograms per annum.

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