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Cumin: invincible trade barriers

November 16, 2022 at 12:33 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. International sanctions are giving Iran’s cumin exporters a hard time as direct shipments to many countries, especially in the EU, are not possible. Exports have declined sharply this year.

Exports 30% down

Iran, in fact, only exported as little as 926,504 kg of cumin worth USD 1.843 million between January and September. This is a 32% decline on the 1.368 million kg worth USD 2.706 million exported in the same period last year. Trouble is that less high-quality cumin is available than last year, and that international demand is much more reduced.

Turkey is the most important export destination as Iran shipped 330,435 kg worth USD 660,466 to here. Japan is the second most important destination (280,000 kg worth USD 559,000), followed by the Uni

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