China holds the lion’s share
Iran shipped 4,266 mt of dried figs worth USD 12.91 million overseas between 21 March and 22 September. Average export prices ranged at USD 3.02/kg in this six-month period. China and Vietnam are the most important export destinations by far. East Asia accounts for 90% of Iran’s dried fig exports, of which China holds the lion’s share of 43% and Vietnam of around 42%. Traders state that the volumes shipped to Vietnam are then mainly reexported to China due to customs checks.