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Barberries: farmers adopt cautious approach

May 6, 2021 12:30 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Since barberries are considered a luxury product the farmers in Iran are particularly hard hit by the pandemic. Bearing last year’s experiences in mind they have adopted a much more cautious approach in selling new puffed barberry arrivals to the market. Price developments in the export market differ from prices in the domestic market.

Sharp decline in prices anticipated

The pandemic has certainly weighed on demand in the domestic market. On top of this, farmers are also able to draw on stocks dating back two years. Farmers, therefore, anticipate a sharp decline in prices in the domestic market this year. Prices have already declined in recent months. At present, farmers are selling new puffed barberry supplies to brokers and traders at any price.

Rise in export prices

Export prices have, by contrast, risen sharply in recent weeks. Issue is that hopes that the US m

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