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Raisins: competitive prices

February 14, 2022 3:22 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MALAYER. Iran’s Hamedan province accounts for 8.6% of Iran’s grape production. According to local agricultural organisations the area under cultivation comprises 21,000 ha and production ranges at 400,000 mt. Competitive prices have driven up raisin exports in recent months.

Rise in exports

Grapes and raisins play a key role for Hamedan’s development and exports. The province’s agricultural organisations aim to improve the quality and quantity of production for which Malayer is crucial as it is the second largest county in the province and accounts for 60% of production. The growers here harvest more than 240,000 mt of grapes on 11,000 ha every year. Annual raisin production exceeds 50,000 mt and is exported to different countries.

Prices are highly competitive as they range well below the estimated average global pr

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