SHAFAQNA – Iran has a very little share in the international market of Halal foods, a senior Iranian trade official reveals.
From the total of USD 700 billion of turnover in the global market of Halal foods, Iran has only a minor share of around USD 400 million, Alimohammad Goudarzi said Sunday.
The official, who serves as an adviser to Iran’s minister of industry, mine, and trade, said that little has been done in promoting Iranian brands in Halal foods, Press TV reported.
The administration plans to increase the share of Halal foods in Iran’s non-oil export in the near future, he added.
Millions of Muslims across the world, especially in Europe and the United States, use only food products that are labeled as Halal. Malaysia has the largest share in the global export of Halal foods.
Iran is one of the few countries in the world where all food products are deemed religiously permissible.