Iran imported 897,000 tons of rice, valued at USD 884 million, in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (began on March 20, 2012), an 18.8% increase in terms of value and 3.3% rise in terms of volume over the corresponding period the previous year. India, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan were the main exporters of rice to Iran. China, Austria, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Oman and Russia were the other sources of rice exports to Iran. Annual rice consumption in Iran reaches close to 2.8 million tons. According to the Agriculture Jihad Ministry’s plan, Iran was supposed to reach self-sufficiency in rice production by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2013), but the officials recently announced said self-sufficiency will take another three years.
Iran imports 897,000 tons of rice in nine months, mainly from India
- Published: 3 years ago on Tuesday, 15 January 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: January 15, 2013 @ 3:16 pm
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