Tropical Fruit Imports Reach $550m p.a.

July 26, 2021
finance & economy

S ome $550 million are spent annually for importing four types of tropical fruits to Iran, an official with the Agriculture Ministry’s Horticultural Affairs Department said.

“These fruits are bananas, coconuts, mangos and pineapples. However, $450 million of the figure pertain to the import of bananas alone,” Shahin Rostampour was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.

The official said that the Seventh Five-Year Development Plan (2023-28) has mandated that the government provide facilities required to cultivate tropical fruits in the southern Makran Coast.

Makran is a semi-desert coastal strip stretched along southeastern Iran to Pakistan’s Balochistan and borders the coastlines of Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman. The Iranian part of Makran Coast borders two southern provinces of Hormozgan and Sistan-Baluchestan.

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