Exports are up
Iran exported 55,181 mt of dates for USD 47.707 million between 21 March and 20 June. This is 3.6% up on the 51,900 mt shipped overseas in the same period last year and 8.3% up on the USD 45.955 million generated last year. The rise in exports is attributed to high inventories and the excellent quality of the fruits, which drove up average export prices by around 7.4%.
Mazafati dates are the most popular variety by far. They account for 48% of volumes exported and for as much as 61% of the value generated. Exports of this variety ranged at a l