In 2022, more than 95 percent of Iranian dried figs were exported to China, United Arab Emirates, India, Vietnam, Japan, and Iraq. The export of this product declined by 3.7 percent in 2022 compared to 2021.
Exports dropped by 3.7 percent
According to the Iran customs statistics, 13,385 tons of Iranian dried figs worth 40,408,619 USD were exported in 2022. The average price of this product for export was 3.02 USD per kilogram in 2022. The most important customers of Iranian dried figs for export were China, the United Arab Emirates, India, Vietnam, Japan, and Iraq last year, and more than 95 percent of this crop was exported to these six countries. The export of Iranian dried figs dropped by 3.7 percent in 2022 compared to 2021.
The largest export of dried figs was to China. 11,406 tons worth 34,187,797 USD (3 USD per kilogram) were exported to this country. About 85 percent of Iran’s dried figs were sent to China last year. The United Arab Emirates was the second most important customer of Iranian dried figs last year importing 414 tons of this crop worth 1,385,269 USD (3.35 USD per kilogram). 1.3 percent by weight and 3.4 percent by export value of the total exported dried figs were allocated to this country.
The dried figs exported from Iran to the United Arab Emirates were mainly of luxury types. For this reason, the average price of dried figs sent to this country is about 11 percent more than the average price of this product exported to all countries. The export amount of this product to other countries is given in the table below.
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The price of dried figs exported by Iran has fallen in the world markets during the last two months and compared to the beginning of this year. The increase in the exchange rate of foreign currencies against the Rial is the most important reason for the decrease in the price of this product in global markets.
Cost has risen
During the last two months, the cost of Iranian exported dried figs has risen in the domestic market of Iran. However, the price of this product has declined by 10 to 15 percent in the domestic market of Iran due to the increase of about 30 percent in the cost of foreign currencies in the Iranian market. The increase in the foreign exchange rates in the Iranian market was due to the ongoing economic crises in Iran, which happened after the protests against the government in late 2022. Also, increasing tension from Western countries is another reason for this issue, which was due to the sending of drones by Iran to Russia.
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