News of October 2018


IRAN: Iran Pistachio Exports Grow 31% to 27K Tons (Mar-Sep 2018)
A total of 27,578 tons of pistachios worth around $270 million were exported from Iran to 70 countries during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22). This shows a 31.2% and 26.7% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year, figures shared by Iran Pistachio Association with Financial Tribune show. (Quoted from FinancialTribune 27-10-2018)


IRAN: Zanjan raisin exports up 133%
The raisin exports from Zanjan province witnesses 133 percent growth in the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar day (will end on March 20, 2018). During the said period, 3700 tons rasiins have been exported to Turkey, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands, the export products were valued 5 million dollars. Zanjan is the capital of Zanjan provice in west of Iran. (Quoted from IRNA 21-10-2018)


IRAN: Iran exports $403m worth of dates in one year
Iran exported some $403 million of dates and raisins over the past Iranian year (ended on March 20), according to the secretary-general of the Foundation of Iranian Food Industries Associations. Speaking to Islamic Republic News Agency, Kaveh Zargaran said that Iran’s exports of dates have grown by 20 percent over the past year.

Iran exported more than 253,000 tons of dates valued at $250 million last year, the official said.

Iran’s exports of dates grew by 21% in terms of weight and 20% in terms of value in the one year period compared to the preceding year. He added that nearly 58% of the product are exported to India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Iraq and some other countries.
(Quoted from IRNA 10-10-2018)


IRAN: Saffron of Qaenat registered globally

Chairman of the South Khorasan Industry, Mining and Trade Organization says after gaining the national mark of saffron in the last year, Qaenat’s saffron was globally registered this year. Dawood Shahrakie said on Tuesday that with the follow-up to localization and introduction of provincial capacities inside and outside the country, since 1994, global registration of parts of production capacities and products began. The head of the South Khorasan Industry, Mining and Trade Organization said, “Now, with the international certificate of saffron of Qaenat, the intellectual property of this product has been registered, which will be a good introduction to world markets.” He added, “The next month, in the National Day of Exports, which will be held in the province, global brand of saffron of Qaenat will be unveiled.” (Quoted from theiranproject 24-10-2018)



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