Dried Fruit

Raisins: Turkey charged with unfair competition

January 27, 2022 11:33 AM, Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

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

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Dried Fruit
May 24, 2022
AYDIN. While excessive heat and dryness impacted Turkey's dried fig production last year, the growers are busy irrigating the trees this year. Summer is particularly decisive for the development of the fruits.
Dried Fruit
May 24, 2022
MALATYA. Conflicting reports over the extent of the damages caused by hailstorms are circulating in the apricot market at present. Traders anticipate higher prices for the new crop. Turkey has stepped up weekly exports.
Dried Fruit
May 24, 2022
MANISA. Encouraging production prospects for raisins and sultanas will impact prices. As weather conditions are ideal the grapes are developing well in Turkey. Exports are also perfoming much better than last year.
Dried Fruit
May 20, 2022
SHIRAZ. Iran’s date palm groves span an area of 240,000 ha and the country ranks third after Algeria and Saudi Arabia in this respect. Growers produce more than 280,000 mt of dates in Fars Province alone. In terms of table date production the country, however, lags well behind leading producer Saudi Arabia.