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Raisins: Turkey charged with unfair competition

January 27, 2022 11:33 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Iran succeeded in exporting more raisins in 2021. Competition with Turkey is, however, fierce with traders emphasising that the country holds unfair advantages, especially in Europe. Much also depends on Iran’s policies.

Turkey holds unfair advantage

Iran officially exported 176,591 mt of raisins worth USD 232.966 million in 2021. Exports have, thereby, risen by 16.3% in terms of volume on the 151,777 mt shipped overseas in 2020 and by 15.3% in terms of value on the USD 202.027 million in 2020. While average export prices ranged at USD 1.33/kg in 2020, they declined to USD 1.32/kg in 2021. Traders attribute the rise in exports to price developments and to quality. As the average price for foreign currencies rose by 30% in Iran in 2021 and low prices went up in the domestic market tr

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