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Cumin: Iran's exports plummet

October 12, 2021 10:54 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Crop damage is causing a considerable shortage in the Iranian cumin market and the quality also leaves much to be desired. This was particularly noticeable in the first six months of this season, both in export figures and in export prices.

Export volume 95% lower than last year

According to Iranian Customs data, cumin exports fell by 95% this season, with the export value dropping as much as 96%. Iran exported a total of 386 mt of cumin worth USD 748,000 between 21 March and 22 September 2021. Last year at this time, an export volume of 7,085 mt was achieved, with an export value of USD 19.14 million. The main reason for this dramatic development is said to be the drop in production due to the drought and frost at the end of March. Besides black cumin, the crop of green cumin was also affect

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