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Iran imports 1m tonnes of rice in 9 months

Iran imports 1m tonnes of rice in 9 months

TEHRAN: According to the latest report released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), the country imported one million tons of rice during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (ended December 21, 2017).

The value of the imported rice stood at $983 million, the report said, showing an increase of 86 percent from the last year’s $527 million.

Iran’s imports of rice registered 65 percent rise in terms of volume, compared to the same time in last year.