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Raisins: prices could rise threefold

September 16, 2022 10:53 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. As spraying costs have surged in recent months traders in Iran anticipate a threefold rise in the prices for grapes and raisins. Exporters are already having difficulties competing with Turkey.

Surge in production costs

They, in fact, complain that Turkey deliberately keeps export prices low. While it has been possible for the industry to compete with Turkey by keeping prime costs relatively low by attracting foreign investors and producing and processing raisins in Uzbekistan, costs are now on the rise. Not only have spraying costs risen threefold since last year but processing is also very expensive as the costs for sulphur, labour and even oil are very high in Iran. Effectiveness is, in addition, hampered by a relatively high 18% proportion of waste in

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