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Dried figs: China is key to exports

June 25, 2021 10:22 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Although the average export price for dried figs ranged higher at USD 3.03/kg in May than in April, the volumes Iran shipped overseas in May are 50% up on April. China plays a decisive role. Current prices, however, remain an issue.

Exports up despite high price

Iran shipped 879 mt of dried figs worth USD 2.667 million overseas between 21 April and 20 May, which is 50% up on the 584 mt shipped in the same period in March/April. The export value rose by around 54%. Buyers were certainly prepared to pay more. The average export price of USD 3.03/kg ranged 2.4% higher in April/May than in March/April (USD 2.96/kg). Exports are also 35% up on the 653 mt shipped in April/May last year. The export value is, in addition, 36% up on the USD 1.961 million generated in April/May 2020. However, it should b

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