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Dates: attractive prices fail to boost exports

March 9, 2023 at 11:57 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Exchange rate fluctuations have enabled Iran’s date exporters to offer competitive prices this season. Exports for 2022 are, however, roughly on par with 2021.

Roughly on par

Iran exported 347,830 mt of dates worth USD 296 million in 2022. Although average export prices declined by 3.4% to USD 0.85/kg and suppliers state that they were able to offer competitive prices, exports range slightly lower than the 352,009 mt worth USD 309 million registered in 2021. Mazafati dates were the most popular variety by far as they accounted for as much as 41% of the volumes exported, whereas much lower volumes of Zahedi, Shahani and Estamaran dates were shipped. Piarom dates are the most expensive variety.

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