wheat

Iran’s wheat output to rise 44% to 13m tons in 2022: FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has forecast Iran’s wheat production to increase to 13 million tons in 2022 from an estimated 9 million tons in 2021, which will mark a 44% rise.

Agriculture and Environment

5.7 million hectares under wheat cultivation in Iran

More than 5.7 million hectares of farmland have gone under wheat cultivation so far this year, which is 5% less than last year’s area, according to the Agriculture Ministry.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran wheat imports increase by 60% in volume, 92% in value

Wheat imports stood at 3.6 million tons worth $1.2 billion since the beginning of the current fiscal year on March 21, up until Nov. 6, registering a 60% rise in volume and 92% growth in value compared with the similar period of last year.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran keeps subsidies for import of wheat, medicines until March

The government may decide to remove certain commodities from the list of imports entitled to subsidized dollar at the rate of 42,000 rials, but it is certain that wheat and medicines will remain in the list until the end of the current fiscal year (March 2022), says the head of parliament’s Budget Reform Committee, Mohsen Zanganeh.

Macro Economy

Iran purchases 8m tons of wheat from foreign sources

Wheat imports began in April and so far around 8 million tons of the staple grain have been purchased from foreign sources, says CEO of the Government Trade Corporation, affiliated with the Agriculture Ministry.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran’s wheat imports at record levels amid fall in domestic crop

The Government Trading Corporation (GTC) of Iran says wheat imports into the country would reach record levels in the calendar year to March amid a sharp fall in domestic crop which has been caused by drought as well as by price issues.

Trade

Agricensus expects Iran’s wheat imports to triple

Iran is expected to more than triple its wheat imports in the 2021-22 marketing year and could import up to 8 million tons after hot and dry weather conditions in the region, while at least half of the needed volume has already been covered, according to the London-based agency Agricensus.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran imports more wheat to make up for decline in domestic output

A total of 1,945,421 tons of wheat were unloaded from 122 vessels at Iranian ports during the first half of the current fiscal year (March 21-Sept. 22), according to Farhad Montasar-Kouhsari, the deputy head of Ports and Maritime Organization.

Trade