Dec 15, 2018, 8:04 PM
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Iran agro processing industries grow by 18 percent

Tehran, Dec 15, IRNA - The export of agricultural products and agricultural processing industries have grown by 18 percent in value and 17 percent in weight in the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2018-November 22, 2018), a trade official announced.

'In the first eight months of this year, 2.31 million tons of fruits and vegetables were exported with the value of $866 million, 59 percent increase in and 19 percent in weight compared to previous year,' Mahmoud Bazari said.

During this period, 160,000 tons of flowers were exported to other countries at a value of $401 million, compared to the same period last year with a 40 percent rise in value and 5.4 percent in weight, he added.

According to him, the export industries had a growth of 30 percent in terms of value and 27 percent in weight compared to the corresponding period last year.

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