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Iran experiences leap in wheat exports

Iran experiences leap in wheat exports

TEHRAN: Around 236,000 tons of wheat worth $84 million were exported from Iran during the first 10 months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2017- Jan. 20), registering a whopping 1,317% and 724% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year.

This was announced by Abdolmehdi Bakhshandeh, deputy agriculture minister for planning and economic affairs, Mehr News Agency reported.

Iran exported its first wheat consignment of 29,630 tons to neighboring Oman on June 12, 2017.

Iran has been self sufficient in wheat production for two years now and only imports wheat for export purposes after processing it into flour.