Economy, Domestic Economy

Iran's Rice Output Estimated at 2.2m Tons

Rice Output Estimated at 2.2m TonsRice Output Estimated at 2.2m Tons

More than 2.2 million tons of rice are estimated to be produced in the current Iranian year (started March 20), which would indicate a 20% increase compared with last year’s output, says secretary of Iran Rice Association, Jamil Alizadeh Shayeq. According to Mehr News Agency, Shayeq added that since annual domestic demand stands at 3 million tons, some 800,000 tons of the crop need to be imported this year. The two northern provinces of Gilan and Mazandaran are home to the majority of Iran’s paddyfields.

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