Iran 82% self-sufficient in producing foodstuff

February 12, 2019

TEHRAN – Some 82 percent of Iran’s foodstuff needs is being supplied by domestic producers, Tasnim news agency reported quoting an agricultural official.

According to Deputy Agriculture Minister Abbas Keshavarz, the country's self-sufficiency rate in wheat production has increased from 65 percent in the Iranian calendar year of 1392 (March 2013-March 2014) to 105 percent in the current year (which ends on March 20, 2019).

In addition to supplying the domestic needs, foodstuff account for a significant part of Iran’s non-oil exports.

Dairy products, sweets, saffron, tomato paste, juices and concentrates, animal food, poultry and aquaculture, yeast, pasta, as well as wheat flour and potato products are some of the main items exported from Iran to the world markets.

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