Sharp decline in exports
Iran, in fact, only exported 269,154 kg of barberries between January and July, which is 25.5% down on the 361,590 kg shipped in the same period last year. Turkey (86,950 kg), the United Arab Emirates (53,575 kg) and Iraq (24,407 kg) are the most important customers for Iran’s barberry industry. The decline is driven by the reduction in last year’s production, which weighed on market inventories, especially for puffed barberries.
Monthly exports only reached 18,244 kg in July, which is a 47% decline on the 34,538 kg shipp