Iran potato exports reach record high

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01 February 2022
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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.

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Pakistan is also increasing supplies to Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Winter potatoes in Pakistan ripened earlier than usual this season.

Source: Fresh Plaza

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