Economy, Domestic Economy

Potato Exports Rise

Potato Exports RisePotato Exports Rise

Iran exported more than 678,700 tons of potatoes to 17 countries in the last Iranian year (ended March 19). The figure shows a 37.46% rise in terms of weight and a 27.92% rise in terms of value compared to the previous year. Iraq was the biggest customer of Iranian potatoes, as it imported over 60% of the total, followed by Turkmenistan (22%) and Azerbaijan Republic (12%). The rise in exports comes in the face of warnings by experts that since it is a water-intensive crop, potato cultivation and export are uneconomical.