01 February 2022
Iran potato exports reach record high
THE volume of potato exports from Iran in 2021 increased by 16% and reached a record 855,000 tons.
Six nations are among the largest markets for Iranian potatoes: Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
The rise has been attributed to an increase in the supply of potatoes to the post-Soviet states that provided Iran with a record volume of potato exports in 2021. Major importers reduced their purchases of potatoes in Iran. Afghanistan reduced imports by 17%, and Iraq more than twice.
Pakistan is also increasing supplies to Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Winter potatoes in Pakistan ripened earlier than usual this season.
Source: Fresh Plaza