Dried Fruit

Dried figs: shipments to Russia suspended

July 7, 2020 10:57 AM, Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

TEHRAN. With several borders still closed or shut on a temporary basis transportation remains a challenge for Iran’s dried fig market. Russia has, for instance, suspended all shipments.

Exports to Russia and Georgia suspended

Traders report that many contracts have been signed over the last few months. Transportations is, however, not possible to many countries of destination as many borders are closed. The situation is at best complicated. Although many border terminals and customs have resumed operations with health and hygiene protocols in place, several border crossings to Iran’s neighbouring countries remain closed. Access is, for instance, barred to booming markets in Iraq, despite the borders in Mehran and the Khorramshahr sea border being open for the exchange of goods.

Operations also continue as normal with the Kurdistan Region, despite a temporary closure at the Sheikh Saleh border. Trading activities are, in addition, possible at the Iranian-Armenian border and the Iran-Nakhchivan border. The main transportation route to the CIS for dried figs is also open as transport by rail, road and sea to Azerbaijan is possible. Although limited rail exchanges occur at the border with Turkmenistan, road activities have been suspended and all activities have been suspended at the borders of Bajgiran, Lotfabad and Incheh Borun. By contrast, the borders with Pakistan are active as well as the maritime borders in norther Iran. Dried fig exports have, however, been fully suspended to Georgia and to Russia.

Price decline continues

Since the Iranian rial has lost in value against other currencies, prices have continued to decline in the dried fig market. Prices range EUR 0.24-0.28 per kg lower than two weeks ago. With the new season approaching, it is highly improbable that demand will drive up prices.


Dried figs, Iran



Grade A


Grade AA


Grade AAA


FOB Iran, order volume 1 mt


View more information

price chart, figs, dried, grade A, Iran
price chart figs, dried, grade AA, Iran
price chart, figs, dried, grade AAA, Iran
more price charts

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Dried Fruit
Aug 11, 2022
TEHRAN. Climate change is clearly evident in the Iranian cultivation province of South Khorasan, where the rainfall rate has dropped significantly in recent decades. This is, however, not the only challenge for market players.
Dried Fruit
Aug 9, 2022
MALATYA. Both farmgate and export prices for the new crop have increased noticeably compared to last week. As far as price trends are concerned, the coming weeks will be decisive.
Dried Fruit
Aug 9, 2022
AYDIN/TEHRAN. In the coming weeks, weather conditions will prove particularly crucial for this year's dried fig production. The harvest of fresh figs is in full swing in both Turkey and Iran.
Dried Fruit
Aug 9, 2022
MANISA/TEHRAN. The wish of Turkish market players to announce the prices for sultanas earlier this year seems to be fulfilled promptly: President Erdoğan has announced his visit to Manisa for 20 August. Turkish exports continue to do well - in stark contrast to Iran's exports.