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Cumin: demand shifts towards India

January 10, 2022 7:25 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Traders in Iran report that monthly cumin exports have slumped by more than 90% in November 2021 as opposed to the same period in 2020. Issue is that prices in other producing countries such as India are far more attractive than in Iran. This has prompted a sharp shift in demand.

Drought remains an issue

Official figures show that Iran’s cumin export have slumped by more than 92% to as little as 49,575 kg in November 2021 as opposed to 649,793 kg in November 2020. In terms of value exports have declined by nearly 92% to USD 117,000, whereas exports were valued at USD 1.396 million in November 2020. Traders explain that the slump is prompted by a sharp decline in demand for cumin from Iran. Issue is that the drought in summer had an extensive impact on the quality and volume of this season’s production and prompted many buyers to

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