Iran has exported nearly 4,140 tonnes of ice-cream during the first month of the current fiscal year (March 21-April 20), according to data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
The value of Iran’s ice-cream exports during the one-month period stands at 463 billion rials ($12.4 million).
According to a report by Financial Tribune, the export destinations were Iraq, Pakistan, Bahrain and Kuwait.
Based on official statistics released by World Top Exports, the world’s top ice-cream exporters are France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, and the Netherlands.
The five countries exported over 52% of the ice-cream consumed across the world in 2015.
Among continents, European Union members generated the highest dollar worth of exported ice cream during 2015 with shipments valued at $2.4 billion or 75.3% of the global total.
In second place were Asian exporters at 7.5% while 6.7% of worldwide ice cream shipments originated from North America followed by Mideast suppliers at 4.7%.