World’s 3rd Biggest Raisins Producer
The report also shows exports of raisins totaled 113,000 tons worth $152 million last year to post a 17% and 0.5% decline in tonnage and value respectively YOY.
The UAE with $27 million, Iraq with $24 million and Turkey with $22 million were the top export destinations for Iranian raisins during the year.
Iraq with $26 million, the UAE with $23 million and Russia with $14 million were the top export destinations in the fiscal 2017-18.
Iran produced 200,000 tons of raisins last year.
A total of $1.5 billion worth of raisins were imported worldwide in 2017.
Domestic raisins consumption amounts to 40,000 tons per year.
“Iran is the world’s third biggest producer of raisins after the US and Turkey and the eighth biggest producer of grapes,” Abbas Banazadeh, an agriculture expert, has been quoted as saying.