Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Iran: exports of dried fruits and nuts hit $770mln in eight months

Iran’s exports of dried fruits and nuts during the first eight months of the current year hit $770,391,000 mark which is indicative of 44.1 percent increase compared with the same period last year. The nation exported 289,201 tons of dried fruits and nuts in the current year, posting 25.4 percent growth as compared with the corresponding period in preceding year, the Persian service of official IRNA news agency on Sunday, quoted a statement issued by Iran’s Customs Administration as saying.
During the period, the share of the products in the country’s non-oil exports in terms of weight and value were 1.4 percent and 7.9 percent respectively. The report also announced that exports of dried fruits in the eight-month period hit $23,894,000. During the period, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Germany, Russia and Italy were the main importers of Iran’s dried fruits and nuts.

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