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Barberries: run on export supplies

March 28, 2023 at 11:52 AM , Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Iran’s barberry exports have nearly doubled in January-February 2023 as compared with the same period last year. This marks a stark contrast to the start of the season when trade was slow to pick up.

Supplies beat inflation

While the anti-hijab protests initially spelled trouble for Iran’s barberry exporters at the start of the season, things have totally changed now. Demand has certainly bounced back as exports are 93.5% up on last year. According to official statistics Iran exported 169,495 kg of barberries in January-February 2023, whereas exports only reached 87,551 kg in the same period last year. Main reason is the improved supply situation. While drought created extensive crop damages in 2021/2022, production is up this year. The surge in supplies e

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