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Spices
Sep 30, 2022

Spice market update: turmeric exports face obstacles

GUJARAT. Weekly monitoring with the latest market information from India on cumin, coriander and turmeric, chilli, black pepper and cardamom as well as a price list for more than 70 products.
Spices
Sep 28, 2022

Saffron: slump in exports not a problem

TEHRAN. Although Iran’s saffron exports slumped between January and August, suppliers are not necessarily sad about this.
Spices
Sep 28, 2022

Cumin: incredible twist in exports

SABZEVAR. Production stands and falls with the rain for green cumin. Judging by the amounts harvested this year conditions were not quite ideal in Sabzevar County in Iran’s Razavi Khorasan Province. Exports also took an unbelievable turn in August.
Spices
Sep 23, 2022

Spice market update: cumin sowing doubles

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Spices
Sep 16, 2022

Spice market update: rubber snakes to prevent crop damage

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Spices
Sep 13, 2022

Saffron: prices surge by 125%

TEHRAN. Although Iran’s saffron exports declined sharply in July, this does not necessarily spell bad news for the industry.
Spices
Sep 9, 2022

Spice market update: Guntur loses monopoly in chilli trade

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Spices
Sep 2, 2022

Spice market update: disagreements on the turmeric market

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Spices
Aug 30, 2022

Saffron: buyers to be less lucky

TEHRAN. Although last year’s saffron production declined sharply in Iran, traders reckon that the price increase has been surprisingly modest this season so far. Buyers may, however, be less lucky next season, especially since production is set to decline further.
Spices
Aug 30, 2022

Cumin: locust attacks generate drawback

TEHRAN. Favourable rain in winter prompted the area under green cumin cultivation to rise 3.5-fold in Iran’s Golestan province. Problem, however, is that Moroccan locusts are spreading rapidly in the region.
Spices
Aug 26, 2022

Spice market update: noticeable effects of harvest delays

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Spices
Aug 19, 2022

Spice market update: pepper market in a vicious circle

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Spices
Aug 16, 2022

Saffron: good reputation at risk

TEHRAN. In response to demand from Chinese buyers, machine-pressed and dried saffron is again increasingly being produced, putting the good reputation of the high-quality, hand-dried product at risk. The traders and traditional producers are upset about this development.
Spices
Aug 12, 2022

Spice market update: coriander prices under pressure

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Spices
Aug 4, 2022

Spice market update: fake bookings for coriander seeds?

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Spices
Aug 1, 2022

Cumin: far from perfect

TEHRAN. Iran’s cumin market is bustling with activity as the new crop has arrived. Agricultural organisations have issued production estimates for Mashhad in the Khorasan Razavi province and for the South Khorasan Razavi province.
Spices
Aug 1, 2022

Saffron: little incentive to sell legally

TEHRAN. Iran officially only exported 87,476 kg of saffron worth USD 87 million between January and June. High prices are, however, not the only problem.
Spices
Jul 29, 2022

Spice market update: declining freight costs boost exports

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Spices
Jul 27, 2022

Saffron: frightful decline in yields

TORBAT-E HEYDARIYEH. Suppliers are convinced that high production costs coupled with a lack of coordination and mafia activities along with the climate crisis will ultimately destroy the saffron industry in Torbat-e Heydarieh in Iran’s Razavi Khorasan Province. Growers have also witnessed shocking declines in yields.
Spices
Jul 22, 2022

Spice market update: little support for cardamom prices

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Spices
Jul 8, 2022

Spice market update: fake cumin causes concern among traders

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Spices
Jul 4, 2022

Saffron: life made difficult for exporters

TEHRAN. Suppliers have witnessed sharp declines in saffron exports this year. Not only have high prices put off buyers but the Iranian government is also trying everything in its power to make life difficult for exporters. This year’s production is also at stake.
Spices
Jul 1, 2022

Spice market update: monsoon weaker than expected

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Spices
Jun 28, 2022

Saffron: drought forces production to move

TEHRAN. While saffron originates in Qaen and Birjand counties in Iran’s South Khorasan province, drought caused production to shift further north in the last fifty years. Growers now mainly produce the spice in the Kohrasan Razavi province, mainly in Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Zaveh and Mahvelat counties. Climate change does not, however, take the sole blame.
Spices
Jun 28, 2022

Cumin: talks to resume

TEHRAN. As talks over Iran’s nuclear deal will resume cautious hopes are being rekindled that sanctions may eventually be lifted. This would spell good news for the cumin market. Exports have declined sharply.
Spices
Jun 24, 2022

Spice market update: possible shortage of turmeric and pepper

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Spices
Jun 20, 2022

Saffron: temporary trend

TEHRAN. While the prices for saffron have nearly doubled on last year, exports have slumped between January and May as last year’s summer drought is taking its toll on the market. The export prices for Iranian saffron have finally started to shift.
Spices
Jun 17, 2022

Spice market update: “Mandi Tax“ deters buyers

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Spices
Jun 7, 2022

Cumin: exports at stake

FERDOWS. Although farmers report that the green cumin harvest is making good progress in Ferdows County in Iran’s South Khorasan Province, it is far from certain if sufficient supplies will be available for export.
Spices
Jun 7, 2022

Saffron: smuggling gains traction

TEHRAN. Illegal smuggling activities have hit Iran’s saffron market hard in recent months. Exports have, in fact, declined by 45% this year so far as compared with the same period last year. Sudden hikes in customs tariffs have given rise to this trend.
Spices
May 20, 2022

Spice market update: global coriander crops turn out mixed

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Spices
May 17, 2022

Saffron: climate change far from only problem

TEHRAN. While Iran’s saffron exports slumped by 60% in April, average export prices nearly tripled. Now, the market has started to turn. Not, however, because buyers have had enough but rather because hopes are low that Iran’s nuclear deal will be revived - and yet, some progress has recently been made.
Spices
May 13, 2022

Spice market update: pepper crop might be lower than expected

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Spices
May 11, 2022

Cumin: tables about to turn

TEHRAN. Iran’s cumin exports continued to slump in March. Harvesting is underway but farmers face enormous challenges. Prices have finally started to turn.
Spices
May 10, 2022

Saffron: suppliers face backlash

TEHRAN. Traders are warning that nothing less than Iran’s position as leading saffron supplier is at stake. Trouble is that the county gained this position with cheap prices and suppliers are now facing a backlash as it is impossible for them to demand more sustainable prices.
Spices
May 6, 2022

Spice market update: dilemma for cumin traders

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Spices
Apr 29, 2022

Spice market update: sharp rise in coriander seed prices

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Spices
Apr 22, 2022

Saffron: export volume versus value

TEHRAN. Iran’s saffron exports slumped by 44% in terms of volume between January and March as compared with the same period last year. Curiously, however, the export value has risen. Ramadan has also impacted prices.
Spices
Apr 22, 2022

Spice market update: wedding season boosts demand

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Spices
Apr 21, 2022

Cumin: sharp decline in exports

TEHRAN. Iran’s green cumin exports ranged a stunning 70% lower than in February last year as producers are struggling to come to terms with climate stress. Adverse weather conditions in spring coupled with pre-harvest drought in summer reduced production and capped supplies. Attention has, however, shifted towards the new crop.
Spices
Apr 20, 2022

Saffron: slump spells death sentence

TEHRAN. Iran’s saffron market largely depends on exports, 80% of the crop are, in fact, shipped overseas whereas only 20% are consumed locally. Yet, exporters face enormous challenges, especially this season as prices have skyrocketed due to drought-related setbacks in production. This is, however, by far not the only problem.
Spices
Apr 14, 2022

Spice market update: chilli prices continue upward trend

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Apr 8, 2022

Spice market update: price increases on all markets

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Apr 1, 2022

Spice market update: cumin quality improves

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Mar 25, 2022

Spice market update: difficult times for cardamom farmers

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Mar 18, 2022

Spice market update: good prospects for the turmeric crop

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Mar 17, 2022

Saffron: export prices surge by 115%

TEHRAN. Although Iran’s saffron exports slumped by more than 30% in February as opposed to last year, revenues are more than 40% up. This is because the reduction in production has driven up average export prices. Domestic prices also range higher this season.
Spices
Mar 11, 2022

Spice market update: pepper prices skyrocket

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