Machinery trade

Iran ranks among the two largest sales markets for process and packaging machinery in the Middle East

Iran heavily invests in the modernization of its food and beverage industry. The growing demand for processed and packaged food and beverages is reflected by the rapidly increasing demand for food and beverage processing and packaging technology.

Iranian imports in this sector increased by 15% annually over the past six years, reaching 295 million euros in 2018. 

With an average annual growth rate of 15% between 2013 and 2018, Iran has been one of the fastest growing importers of such technologies. And with imports of 295 million euros in 2018, Iran was the Middle East’s second largest importer, behind Saudi Arabia with 315 million euros, but well ahead of the UAE with 265 million euros.

Iranian imports of food processing and packaging machinery and equipment (in million Euro)

Source: VDMA / Graph: fairtrade 2019

Iran is the largest sales market for packaging machinery in the Middle East

Iranian imports in this sector increased by 15% annually over the past six years, reaching 166 million euros in 2018. As such Iran was the Middle East’s largest importer, well ahead Saudi Arabia with 160 million euros and the UAE with 134 million euros.

Iranian imports of packaging machinery and equipment (in million Euro)


Source: VDMA / Graph: fairtrade 2019