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Dates: no sign of a pandemic slump

April 22, 2021 12:08 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Global demand for dates has rebounded. Iran’s recently issued export figures for March 2020 to March 2021 certainly show no signs of a pandemic slump. Mazafati dates are highly popular. Other varieties are, however, not quite as profitable.

Sharp rise in exports

Iran exported a total of 337,564 mt of dates worth USD 295.57 million in the twelve-month period from 20 March 2020 to 20 March 2021. This is 45.1% up on the 232,584 mt of dates exported in the same period in 2019/2020. The export value has also risen by 42.9% on the USD 206.89 million gained in 2019/2020. Good supplies are the main driver for the rise in exports. Although the onset of the pandemic initially hit demand in spring last year, exports certainly picked up in the months that followed.

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