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Dates: sharp rise in exports

BUSHER. The Busher Province is the third largest producing region in Iran. Annual production ranges at 5,000 metric tonnes. Market players are, in addition, highly satisfied with the export rates.

 


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- a short market update on Iran
- the latest export data from Iran (April-November 2019)
- the latest prices in Iran
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Raisins: traders contradict INC estimates
TEHRAN. Raisins account for a considerable share in Iran’s agricultural exports. Despite all the setbacks witnessed this year, market players are confident that overseas shipments will rise. The market is, however, confronted with quality issues and traders oppose the official production estimates of the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council.
7/8/20
Dried figs: exporters refrain from speculation
AYDIN. Dried figs from Turkey are offered with significant price differences for spot purchases depending on the supplier. Meanwhile the fig harvest for the fresh fig market has begun.
7/7/20
Prunes: production estimates are unclear
SANTIAGO. Experts expect a significant decline in global prune production in the 2020/2021 season, but there disagreement on the yields of the individual growing countries.
7/7/20
Dried figs: shipments to Russia suspended
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.
7/7/20
Dried apricots: harvest is in full swing
MALATYA. Market players report that the harvest in Malatya has reached its peak, while almost all processing plants are currently closed. The focus is set on the new crop.
7/7/20
Sultanas: adverse weather conditions
MANISA. Market players report that the weather in Turkey is so erratic that precise forecasts are next to impossible. Although temperatures have finally cooled down in Manisa, they still remain above 31C. Local rains and hailstorms have, in addition, caused massive damages in some places.
7/7/20
Dates: buyers in Kazakhstan profit from cheap prices
TEHRAN. Iran nearly shipped 240,000 metric tonnes of dates worth more than USD 211 million to more 85 countries last year (21 March 2019-20 March 2020). Kazakhstan features as top export destination with a surprisingly low export value. Buyers in the EU, however, only play a minor role.
7/6/20
Desiccated coconuts: surprising turn in Europe
MANILA. Some producers in the Philippines have been forced to run extra shifts to tackle a backlog. Traders, meanwhile, report a surprising shift in Europe.
7/1/20
Dried figs: production set to decline by 16%
AYDIN. Recently issued INC estimates state that dried fig supplies will decline in 2020/2021. And yet, it is still far too early for final production estimates in Turkey.
6/30/20
Sultanas: similar prices for the new crop
MANISA. Although the TMO has set higher bid prices for June, the farmgate prices for type 9 sultanas still...
6/30/20
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Harvest dates
Next harvest dates for Dates
Country
Start of harvest
Turkey
7/15/20
Saudi Arabia
7/15/20
Iraq
7/20/20
Iran
8/15/20
Egypt
8/15/20
Algeria
9/1/20
Tunisia
9/1/20
Libya
9/1/20
Pakistan
7/1/21
United Arab Emirates
7/1/21
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Crop sizes

Crop sizes for Dates
Country
Year
Crop size
Egypt
2018
1,562,171 mt
Saudi Arabia
2018
1,302,859 mt
Iran
2018
1,204,158 mt
Algeria
2018
1,094,700 mt
Iraq
2018
646,163 mt
Pakistan
2018
540,606 mt
Sudan
2018
440,871 mt
Oman
2018
368,808 mt
United Arab Emirates
2018
345,119 mt
Tunisia
2018
241,333 mt
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