Exports of agro products from Iran rises 12% in 5 months

September 14, 2016 - 19:9

TEHRAN- The exports of Iran’s agricultural products experienced a 12 percent increase in terms of weight and stood at 2.86 million tons during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-Auguat 21), IRIB news reported on Wednesday.

According to Abdolmahdi Bakhshandeh, the Iranian deputy agriculture minister for planning and economic affairs, the exported agro products in this period were at the value of $1.92 billion.
“The exported products constitute 4.16 percent of the total weight of the country’s non-oil exports and 10.11 percent of the total value of the non-oil product’s exports,” he added.
Iran’s non-oil exports value with a 20 percent increase is planned to reach over $50 billion by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2017), IRIB quoted Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Mohammadreza Nematzadeh as saying on May 30.
It is predicted that by the end of the current calendar year, the value of exports in industry, mining and trade sphere will reach $38 billion and the figure for the agricultural products and gas condensate will stand at $5 billion and $7 billion, respectively, the minister added.


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