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Dates: 25% are destined for export

January 18, 2022 at 4:30 PM , Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. A quarter of this year's Iranian date production is to be exported; this is expected to generate high foreign exchange earnings. However, exporters are confronted with demanding standards.

Date prices defy inflation

An estimated 25% of this year's date production in Iran is destined for export; the aim is to bring USD 350 million in foreign exchange into the country. While inflation in Iran is currently around 40%, market players indicate that dates are among the few products whose prices have not been affected. Nevertheless, exporters are facing increasing difficulties. In recent months, many export destinations have tightened their laws regarding food hygiene. In Iran, however, much of the date cultivation still follows traditional standards, w

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