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Dates: export demand causes prices to rise

October 11, 2021 2:44 PM, Der AUDITOR
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ZAHEDAN. In the Sistan and Baluchestan province, which is Iran's second largest date producer after Bushehr, the harvest is in full swing. Increased export demand is driving prices up.

Harvest almost half completed

The Sistan and Baluchestan provinde is the second largest date producer in Iran. Since the beginning of the harvest in mid-June, more than 30,000 mt of dates from the local groves have been brought to market, and about 65,000 mt are expected by the end of the harvest season. The local agricultural organisation reports an acreage of 49,700 ha, which will be harvested until the end of November. The largest share, 28,400 ha, is taken up by the popular Mazafati dates. The most important production centres in Sistan and Baluchestan are

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