Dairy exports up 70% in Q1

July 23, 2017 - 9:42

TEHRAN – Iran’s exports of dairy products rose by 70 percent in spring 2017, which corresponds to the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-June 21) compared to the same period last year, Deputy Agriculture Minister Hassan Rokni told IRNA on Saturday.

The country exported 300,000 tons of dairy products in spring, the official announced.

Dairy products export stood at 850,000 tons in the past Iranian calendar year (which ended on March 20), while the figure was 600,000 tons in its preceding year, Fars news agency reported in late March quoting Rokni as saying.

The official announced that Russia jointed the importers of Iran’s dairy products in the past year.

While putting emphasis on supporting milk producers in the country, he expressed hope for an improvement in the production and export of dairy products.

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