FAO figures coated in a Monday report by the IRIB Information confirmed that Iranian bee farmers had produced some 77,000 metric tons (mt) of honey final yr, down by 3.75% from 2021.
The output put Iran simply behind China and Turkey within the international rating of largest honey producers in 2022, based on the figures.
The FAO described the honey produced in Iran as the most effective on the planet by way of high quality which it mentioned was because of the nation’s pure assets and its plant range, in accordance the IRIB Information report.
Figures by Iran Chamber of Commerce present Iran provided some $5.6 million value of honey to 22 international locations world wide final yr.
Honey exports from Iran are anticipated to a minimum of double this yr amid plans to provide 2,000 mt of the product to China below a contract signed between the 2 international locations final yr.
Authorities acknowledged in February that honey exports to China will give Iranian producers a chance to market their merchandise in different East Asian international locations.
FAO knowledge on honey manufacturing in Iran come as figures by Iran’s agriculture ministry launched in April final yr confirmed that annual output of honey within the nation had reached 111,000 mt.
The figures confirmed that Iran had the fifth largest honey bee inhabitants on the planet final yr with some 11 million colonies in almost 100,000 farms.