Banana a herbal plant that was cultivated in India from 4000 years ago. Also banana imports done by equipped units in the prepared farms under hygienic methods. As result banana imports into Iranian markets presented in high qualities by grand commercial companies and it sold in large quantities.
Right now banana cultivated in all tropic and rainy parts of world. It has a stellar growth and has big and wide leaves. Raw fruit of this plant is green, after maturation it becomes yellow and delicious to eat. Banana imports are done when it is green and easily portable because after maturation it relents and becomes squashy. This function decreases the quality of yield.
Banana consumers in Iran
Banana consumers in Iran almost are all groups of age. Since banana has high energy and because it is soft and smooth, it a proper nourish for children and aged people. Banana is main source of starch in tropical regions. In per 100 gr of banana there is 22.84 gr carbohydrate, 12.23gr sugar, 2.6 gr fibers, 0.33 gr fat, 1.09 gr protein and 74 .91 gr water.
It has high percent of vitamins and especially is beneficial for children. A research in Imperial collage of London shows that use of one banana a day decreases symptoms of ASM in children in considerable amount. Usage of banana in pregnancy time is very beneficial for fetus and mother. This matters makes banana imports necessary.
Banana production in southern cities of Iran
Banana production in southern cities of Iran only done in Sistan Baloochestan and Hormozgan and Kerman states. In these provinces banana is under wide implantation and production. Evan some people in semi-tropical region of Iran implant and grow this plant in their yards.
The proper soil for banana cultivation is acidic soil with good drainage. Banana needs adequate sunlight and moisture whether. Anyhow greenhouse cultivation of banana practiced in some parts of Iran and even in northern states many years ago. But because of some problems it not prospered. This led us again to banana imports.
Banana imports from producer countries
In Iran banana has the 12th score of imported articles. Banana imports from producer countries to Iran performed by commercial chief companies. In 2017-2018 Iran had imported more than 5444080000 dollar banana from 7 countries. Most part of that was from eastern south of Asia and southern America.
Totally we can say that banana imports to Iran is from Filipina, India, Kastarica and Serilanca. According to Iran custom reports in firs month of current year more than 64818 ton green and fresh banana imported to Iran from different countries.
The price per ton of imported bananas
The current price per kilogram of bananas in Iranian markets is 10500 Tomans. It means about one dollar per kilogram. Therefore 1000 dollars per ton is the bill for banana import, and we can result that purchase and custom of banana amount to this price. According to the quality of banana this price can vary.
Condition of keeping party of this fruit in fresh or dry shape has effect on quality and price that prizer suggests and pays for it. In a quick view to history of arrival of banana to Iran and banana imports, we can say that always banana was an expensive fruit.
Buy banana in Iran markets
Purchase of banana in Iran markets until some years ago was good and was not bad. But in beginning of current year because of increase of rent of dollar and decrease in value of Iranian money, the price of banana became more than routine and buying of this fruit didn’t go like before. Since there are many types of this fruit in various sizes, perhaps little size of this fruit can sold better than all.
Merchants and companies that work in business of banana imports should find some ways to have a proper trade. The government should have a total review on custom prices to modify the prices of banana and make it easier for people to be able to buy and use this fruit and also merchants be able to continue their business.