Export dates fruit – Dates Exporting Countries
Annually one million tonnes of dates are produced in Iran, most of which is consumed domestically and about 100,000 tonnes are exported to almost 78 countries. India is the largest buyer of dates in our country.
Different types of dates are produced in Iran and Mazafati is the most export dates fruit volume. Kerman province is the capital iranian dates fruit and the Bam region (Rutab Mazafati), the name of the most familiar point of this province.
With the exception of India, countries such as Australia, Spain, Austria, Oman, Russia, Greece, Hong Kong, Germany, Malaysia, Georgia and Iraq are countries that export dates from Iran.
Variety of dates such as royal date, kabkab dates, zahedi dates, piarom date and rabbi dates are also on the export list which, piarom is considered to be the most expensive export date.
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Dates Exporting Countries
The map below shows the share of date-exporting countries separately.
In the world rankings of dates exports, Iranian dates is the third largest export date in the world with date exports of over 400,000 tons.
According to Iran Customs statistics, the most important export dates fruit for Iran date are: Emirates / Pakistan / Russia / Turkey / India
Out of the top countries, date exports to the UAE accounted for 17% of total date exports, followed by date exports to Pakistan with 11% and date exports to Russia with 9% in third place. The biggest customers are Iran date.
Types of Iranian Dates by Province:
- Bushehr Province: Kabkab dates
- Kerman Province: Mazafati dates
- Hormozgan Province: Piarom dates
- Fars Province: Zahedi dates and Kabkab dates
- Sistan and Baluchestan Province: Rabbi dates
- Khuzestan Province: Sayer dates (Estemeran Dates)
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