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Iran exported 1.1 billion dollars worth of agricultural goods last year

Tehran, April 28, IRNA -- Some 1.1 billion dollars worth of agricultural goods have been exported from the country during the last Iranian year of 1382 (ending on March 19, 2004).

Deputy Minister of Agricultural Jihad Mohammad-Ali Tahmasebi told IRNA here Tuesday that pistachio, fruits of cold regions, saffron and raisin are among important agricultural goods exported from the country.

Iran exported 803 million dollars worth of pistachio last year, showing a 60 percent increase compared to similar period of the previous year, he added.

He said Iran enjoys high potentials to export agricultural produce, noting support for producing units and export transportation terminals would boost the export of such goods.

Tahmasebi stated that Iran produces over 14 million tons of agricultural goods annually.

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