Data seems to imply that the apple harvest in Iran was significantly lower in 2021 than last year. Although there are no real reliable statistics on the volume of apple production in Iran, representatives of the wholesale trade say that prices for Iranian apples are much higher (30-40%) this year than last year and reach $0.35 per kg (FCA).
Iranian suppliers explain the rise in prices by the fact that there were less apples harvested. This is good news for apple exporters from Ukraine and Moldova, given the huge influence of Iran on the global and regional apple markets.
Despite rumors about a decrease in the apple harvest, Iran continued to increase its exports in the new season, which contradicts with the alleged low harvest. 134,000 tons of fresh apples were exported from the country In August-October 2021 – twice as much as in the months in 2020.