The three countries of Iraq, UAE, and Russia are at the top of the list of the first importers of fresh fruit exporter of Iran and vegetable products
with imports of 921, 153 and 130 million dollars, respectively. In recent months, fresh fruit exporter of Iran has exported a total of 1589 million
dollars weighing 4077 Thousands of dollars’ worth of fruits and vegetables. According to the amount of export of fruit and vegetable
products in recent months’ worth 1181 million dollars and weighing 3736 thousand tons in terms of the value of exports of these products
in 2019 compared to 2018 in terms of value increased by 35% and in terms of weight by 9%.
According to the reports, Iraq, UAE and Russia were always the top three destinations for fruit and vegetable exports
with $ 921 million worth of fruit and vegetable products exported to Iraq and $ 153 million to the UAE.
Moreover, $ 130 million has been exported to Russia.
It is worth mentioning that the amount of fruit and vegetable exports in recent months of 2018 to
Iraq was 596 million dollars, Afghanistan 135 million dollars and Russia 103 million dollars.
For instance, in 2019, the number of tomato exports to Iraq was worth 169 million dollars and in2018,
the export of this product to this country was worth 101 million dollars.
In 2019, fresh fruit exporter of Iran exported $ 22 million worth of tomatoes to Russia and $ 19 million worth of this product to the UAE.
However, in 2018, Afghanistan was the second-largest exporter of Iranian tomatoes, buying $ 21 million worth of Iranian tomatoes and Pakistan
with the import of $ 10 million of Iranian cultural tomatoes,
it has been the third export destination of this product. Important to know that in 2018 and 2019,
Iraq was the main export destination for other products such as watermelon, dates, kiwi, apple, cucumber and potato.
It’s good to know that Russia bought $ 14 million worth of cucumbers from Iran in 2019 and $ 20 million from Iran in 2018.
The main problems in the development of export of fruit and vegetable
products are the problems related to foreign exchange commitment,
lack of wealth and insufficient knowledge of the basic methods of harvesting, collecting, packing,
transporting and storing, which causes the product to be perishable.