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Rice Imports at 760,000 Tons Last Year

Rice Imports at 760,000 Tons Last YearRice Imports at 760,000 Tons Last Year

Around 760,000 tons of rice were imported into Iran during the last fiscal year that ended on March 20, 2017, a deputy minister of agriculture said.

“This is a remarkable achievement, as four years ago when President Hassan Rouhani took office, rice imports stood at 2 million tons [per year],” Yazdan Seif was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.

Iranians consume about 3.2 million tons of rice every year.

The government periodically places a ban on imports during the harvest season to support local farmers.

 

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