Iran Approaches Self-Sufficiency in Wheat

The Head of Iran’s Government Trading Corporation (GTC) said the country’s wheat production in the next Iranian calendar year (March 2016-March 2017) will exceed 10 million tons.

Ali Qanbari told the Tasnim News Agency:

“We will have no wheat imports next year and given satisfactory precipitations in the month of fall, we can approach the point of self-sufficiency.”

He said the GTC plans to export 300,000 metric tons of pasta-making durum wheat this year.

(Source: Tasnim News Agency)

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