Iran imports

Iran’s annual rice imports at record high

A total of 1.75 million tons of rice were imported into Iran during the last fiscal year (March 2021-22), which is a 10-year record high, according to the secretary of Iran Rice Association.


Iran replaces Ukraine with Brazil for imports of animal feed

Iran has replaced Ukraine with Brazil for the country’s mostly needed imports of animal feed, according to an official familiar with the matter.


Iran to ramp up cooking oil imports to prevent domestic shortages

Iranian agriculture ministry (MAJ) plans to ramp up imports of cooking oil into the country to prevent any shortages that could be caused by the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine.


Iran purchases 10 second-hand aircraft in 3 months

Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) Mohammad Mohammadi-Bakhsh said the country has imported 10 passenger airplanes with an average age between 15-20 years over the past three months, Tasnim news agency reported.

Macro Economy

Iran’s imports of animal feed raw material top $6 billion in 11 months

Iran imported a total of 15.5 million tons worth $6.47 billion of raw materials for production of animal feed during the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (March 21, 2021-Feb. 19).

Agriculture and Environment

Iran’s imports of essential goods top 2.5 million tons in 10 months

As announced by a provincial official, 2.533 million tons of basic commodities have been imported to Iran through Shahid Rajaee port, in the northern Hormozgan province, during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2021-January 20, 2022).


Iran’s imports of animal feed raw material hit $3.7 billion

Iran imported a total of 10.28 million tons of raw materials for the production of animal feed worth $3.78 billion during the current fiscal year’s first eight months (March 21-Nov. 21), registering a 20% and 41% rise in weight and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year.

Macro Economy

Iran’s imports of essential goods hit record high

The Government Trading Corporation has imported a record high of 6.2 million tons of essential goods since the beginning of the current Iranian year (started March 21), the director general of GTC’s Foreign Trade Coordination Department said.

Macro Economy

Iran’s Q2 export, import price changes under review

The Statistical Center of Iran has reviewed changes in the prices of commodities exported from and imported to the country in the second quarter of the current fiscal year (June 22-Sept. 22).


Iran cuts sugar imports by 12% amid rise in domestic output

Iran cut sugar imports by 12% in the eight months to late November amid a major rise in domestic output, says an official in the country’s Government Trading Corporation (GTC).