Iran wants to triple imports of Ukrainian food, to $1.5 billion
Iran wants to triple imports of Ukrainian food, to $1.5 billion, Victor Sheremeti, Ukraine’s deputy minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, reports after meeting with in Iranian delegation to Kyiv last week. Ukraine’s largest food market, Iran imported $528 million from Ukraine last year. Since 1980, Iran’s population has doubled to 82 million. With half the population under 35 and three quarters living in cities, the government is under pressure to lock in food imports. Regarding Ukraine, Iran is interested in cooking oils, corn, barley and soybeans. UIA flies four times a week from from Kyiv Boryspil to Tehran, a four hour flight. A follow up bilateral trade meeting will be held this month in Tehran.