Iran Exports Dairy Products to 30 Countries
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – Spokesman to Iran Customs Administration Seyed Ruhollah Latifi says the country has exported dairy products worth over $153m to different countries in the first four months.
Latifi said that dairy is one of the products that fortunately Iran has become one of its major exporters, saying that the country has turned from an importing to an exporting dairy product country.
He added that in the first four months of the current year, Iranian dairy producers have exported 152,574 tons of their products worth over $153m.
Latifi added that despite the outbreak of Coronavirus, closure of borders and trade restrictions in the world, Iran managed to export dairy products to 30 countries in the first four months. He added Canada, Germany, Australia, Russia, Turkey, Malaysia, the UAE, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Iraq and New Zealand were the major destinations for Iran’s dairy exports.
Iraq had the most shares of Iran’s dairy exports with over $75m and Afghanistan trailed Iraq with $18m. Pakistan with $13m was the third major destination for Iran’s dairy exports.
He said fresh cheese, whey, milk, packed butter, yogurt, cream, industrial milk powder milk and powdered milk for babies were the major products exported in this period.
Latifi noted that due to the climate of Middle East and North Africa states, Iran’s food industry has found its special place in the country’s non-oil exports, adding that dairy products’ exports accounted for 14 percent of Iran’s total non-oil exports in 2018 and 15 percent in 2019 and the figure can grow more.