Pistachio exports to reach $1.5b
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (Mehr News Agency) - The Trade Promotion Organization of Iran director stated here on Wednesday that pistachio exports would bring the country $1.5b by the end of the calendar year (March 20, 2010).
ISNA news agency quoted Mehdi Ghazanfari as saying: "Some 20,000 tons of pistachio were exported in the first three months of the current Iranian year (started March 21)."
He rated the price of Iranian pistachio in international markets at approximately $8,000 per ton. Iran exports pistachio to 90 countries, he added.
Iran ranks the world''s largest pistachio producer and exporter followed by USA and Turkey. Pistachio is the top non-oil export of Iran, earning the country more than $1 billion in hard currency every year and providing about 140,000 jobs for farmers.
Iran four-month petchem exports approaching $1.9b
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran exported nearly 3.8 million tons of petrochemical products worth $1.88 billion dollars in the four-month period ending July 22, SHANA news agency reported on Wednesday.
SHAHA quoted the Petrochemical Commercial Company as reporting that liquefied gas (propane and butane) was the major export item amounting to 924,000 tons.
National Petrochemical Company anticipates exporting 15.5 million tons of petrochemical products valued at $5.8 billion by the end of the current calendar year (March 20, 2010).
Graph from US GAO Report, December 2007
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