MNA – Official statistics reveal that Iran annually exports nuts worth two billion dollars to various countries including Germany, US, France, Britain, Italy, Spain and Sweden.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the 4th International Exhibition on Nuts, Dried Fruits & Related Industries, Iran’s Deputy Industry Minister Khosrowtaj said two billion dollars of nuts are exported every year from Iran to various countries; “the Iranian product is shipped to 50 world countries like Germany, America, France, England, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Persian Gulf countries, including Qatar, United Arabic Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Asian countries of China, South Korea, Japan, Australia in addition to Russia.
Also at the ceremony, Director of Business Development at the Ministry of Agriculture Shajari said the country annually produces about 200 thousand tons of pistachios, 160 thousand tons of raisins, 150 thousand tons of walnuts, 1.2 million tons of dates, 35 thousand tons of figs, 50 thousand tons of almond, 330 tons of beans, 90 thousand tons of lentils, 300 thousand tons of peas as well as 270 thousand tons of saffron.
He emphasized that the fourth edition of the exposition was being held aiming to develop and increase production of dried fruit, find new export markets, boost exports, introduce the most modern industries and conversion, processing and packaging industries as well as promoting employment.
The international exhibition not only paves the path to introduce capabilities of these industries but also provides proper grounds for turning the event into a regional center for dried fruit.
Underway from 06 January to 09 January, 2017 in Tehran Permanent International Fairground, the 4th Intl Exhibition on Nuts, Dried Fruits & Related Industries will be introducing the potential and actual capacities of the country, in field of production, trading and relevant services to the nuts and dried fruits industry, including production, marketing and producing services, machineries and equipment related to the industry.