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Dates: upsurge in global production

April 23, 2024 at 10:34 AM , Der AUDITOR
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REUS/TEHRAN. Table date production has risen sharply in 2023/2024 as the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) has recently confirmed. While Saudi Arabia highlights the importance of targeting Asian markets, Iran emphasises its leading position in the market for fresh dates.

Production and demand on the rise

Table date production has risen sharply in most producing countries in 2023/2024, with the noted exceptions of Iran and Sudan. New plantings of specific varieties oriented towards market demand are the main driver in the Middle East and North America. Global production has risen by 25% with Saudi Arabia retaining the lead. Production has also exceeded 120,000 mt in the United Arab Emirates, Algeria and Iran along with Tunesia. The INC’s production estimates for table dates exclusively comprise packaged dates presented for sale

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