Dried Fruit

Barberries: limited supplies

June 2, 2021 2:23 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. The South Khorasan Razavi Province accounts for as much as 95% of Iran’s barberry production. Annual dried barberry production usually ranges at 10,000 mt here. Suppliers are, however, confronted with many challenges this season. Not only did hailstorms and a hurricane cause extensive damage to the 2020 crop but the pandemic has also made it more difficult to sell and export barberries.

Exports are not exactly encouraging

A hurricane and hailstorms damaged around 20% of the crop in the South Khorasan Razavi Province in 2020. Fresh barberry sales were also up last year so that farmers and brokers consequently had less supplies at their disposal. Traders estimate that the drying saloons and cold storage facilities at the very most held 4,000-5,000 mt at the start of the season.

Although the pandemic rendered it difficult to sell and export barberries and contributed to the fruit been considered a luxury item, traders are confident that the ma

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