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Dried figs: competing with Turkey

April 16, 2021 11:51 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Although the export value has declined sharply this season, dried fig suppliers in Iran are highly satisfied with their performance. Not least because exporters in Turkey are unable to compete with the prices on offer in Iran. Demand is also high for the black figs produced in Lorestan. This variety has one decisive advantage.

Black figs and attractive prices to boost demand

Issue is that these figs ripen quicker and can be sold earlier than any other varieties produced in Iran and Turkey. Domestic and international demand is correspondingly high. Judging by data issued by the Ministry of Agriculture 33% of Iran’s black figs were produced in Lorestan province this season, where production ranged at 30,000 mt. This is, however, not the only advantage suppliers in Iran currently have.

Prices are attractively low, which enables exporters to compete with Turkey in the internatio

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