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Dried figs: buyers switch from Turkey to Iran

March 11, 2022 12:10 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. With China back in the market again and the economic crisis unfolding in Turkey demand for dried figs has shifted to Iran. Recent export figures certainly show a clear trend. These are, however, not the only issues fuelling demand at present.

Economic crisis deters buyers in Turkey

Iran shipped 1,104 mt of dried figs worth USD 3,309 million overseas in February meaning that exports have risen by 25% on the 878 mt worth USD 2,644 million shipped in January. Yet, it should be noted that exports generally tend to take a dip during the Chinese New Year holidays, which were celebrated at the end of January this year. Since China is the main customer for Iran’s dried figs exports rose again as soon as buyers became active again here.

There is, however, another factor to consider, especially since

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