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Cumin: sharp decline in exports

April 21, 2022 9:41 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Iran’s green cumin exports ranged a stunning 70% lower than in February last year as producers are struggling to come to terms with climate stress. Adverse weather conditions in spring coupled with pre-harvest drought in summer reduced production and capped supplies. Attention has, however, shifted towards the new crop.

Attention shifts towards new crop

According to official customs statistics Iran shipped as little as 46,550 kg of green cumin worth USD 102,190 in February, which is 70% down in terms of volume and 67% down in terms of value on the 154,029 kg worth USD 313,285 shipped overseas in February last year. The monthly comparison also shows a downward trend as exports ranged at a higher 69,800 kg worth USD 144,600 in January 2022. This monthly decline is mainly driven by empty warehouse as planting for the new season started in February.

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