Iran Ranks 4th in World for Watermelon Production
Iran stands 4th in the world in watermelon production and export, the country’s annual production reaches more than 2,300,000tons which puts the country in fourth position in the world.
Based on the reports, Iran’s watermelon production has increased in the first five months of Iranian calendar year starting on March 2012, which has led to a rise in the fruit export to foreign countries including the European countries and Persian Gulf littoral states.
The export of different kinds of fruits has brought more than $110 million to the country, most of which belongs to watermelon share.
More than 170,000tons watermelon worthy of $43.3million has been exported to different countries including Iraq, Turkey, the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain in the first three months of Iranian calendar year.