By John Lee.
Iran needs to import 1 million metric tons of high-quality wheat by April to supply the requirements of domestic bread and confectionery producers.
Kaveh Zargaran, the secretary general of the Federation of Iranian Food-Industry Associations, told Bloomberg that the shipments are needed for blending with Iran’s own wheat, which typically has a lower gluten content.
Iran stopped wheat imports from March 21 on the grounds that domestic stockpiles and output were sufficient.
The US Department of Agriculture expects Iran to produce 15.5 million tons of wheat this year, its biggest crop in nine years.