Turnaround in Iran
The prices for black cumin tend to be very high in Iran. Limited supplies and high domestic demand prompted the export prices to increase substantially last year. Over the last few months the market has, however, been highly volatile. Not only did exchange rate fluctuations prompt considerable changes in the prices in the export market, but prices also varied widely in the retail and wholesale markets in Kerman and in Sabzevar.
Cumin prices have, in fact, fallen sharply since November. Not only has the Iranian Rial lost 25% in value agains