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Export of Nuts and Dried Fruits

Export of Nuts and Dried Fruits : Karaman Aria Company is the wholesaler and exporter of Iranian nuts and dried fruits with the highest quality and the most appropriate price. In addition to its presence in the field of international sales and export of nuts, this company has a direct and close relationship with farmers in order to eliminate intermediaries.

Iranian nuts and dried fruits

Iran is one of the largest producers of pistachios, dried figs, dates and raisins in the world and has been able to use its production capacity to export nuts to Europe, as in export of pistachios and dates, is a major competitor to other producing countries.

Iranian dried fruits are one of the best-selling Iranian products in the world, and 5% of total exports are related to dried fruit exports; According to available statistics, Iran’s dried fruit exports are more than two billion dollars annually.

Dried fruit market

China, UAE, India, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc. are among the most important target markets for dried fruit exports.

On the other hand, imports of peanuts are growing in Europe due to the consumer’s tendency towards a healthier life. The Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, and emerging markets in Central and Eastern Europe provide opportunities for nuts suppliers. Food safety certification with repeated laboratory tests, along with corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards, can provide great benefits to dried fruit exporters.

Growth of nuts and dried fruit exports

In the first 12 months of last year, Iranian dried fruits worth $ 2,036 million and weighing 776,000 tons were exported to target countries, which shows an increase of 42% in value and 54% in weight compared to the same period of 2019.

Of this amount, pistachio exports alone during 2020 was equal to 1372 million dollars and 204 thousand tons and accounted for 67% of the total exports of this group, which compared to the same period last year is a sign of value growth of 43% and weight growth of 88%.

Last year, the export of dates was equivalent to 297 million dollars and 339 thousand tons, which shows an increase of 43% in value and 46% in weight compared to the same period of 2019. Raisin exports during the year 2020 were equivalent to 234 million dollars and 176 thousand tons, which compared to the same period last year shows a growth of 45% in value and 48% growth in weight.

Export of dried fruits to Europe

Among the dried fruits exported from Iran, the major part was the export of dried fruits, pistachios, raisins and dates to Europe; Eastern European countries have also been markets for date exports.

The European Union is the world’s largest dried fruit market; It accounts for more than 40% of total world imports. The volume of dried fruit imports to Europe is constantly increasing. The outlook for dried fruit exports in Europe has been positive for a long time and is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

Since 2012, dried fruit imports have increased by 10% year-on-year, reaching $ 11 billion a year in 2016. During the same period, European imports in terms of annual quantity increased by 5% and reached 2.7 million tons.

Quality of dried fruits for export

In order to obtain an export license for dried fruits, the products must be of good quality; For this reason, the full name of the country of origin must be written on the exported nuts; Products that do not meet a specific standard must have a general standard.

The prevalence of mycotoxins in peanuts is lower than in other nuts or crops such as corn. Most, but not all, sources agree that aflatoxin is not a problem in the production of peanuts because their shells contain cardol, which prevents the production of aflatoxins. However, peanuts must comply with strict European regulations on maximum levels of contaminants.

The presence of very small amounts of Salmonella and E. Coli in prepared or processed foods, including peanuts, is an important cause of foodborne illness. Vendors of tree nuts should consider Salmonella and E. Coli as major public health hazards in their HACCP risk analysis programs.

Export dried fruit labels

In the dried fruit trade, the following labels should be on the products.

• Product name must be announced; It should be specified if it is naturally dried or sugar has been added (for some dried fruits).

• Information about nuts should contain specifications, especially if they are in the skin.

• For some dried fruits that have seeds or kernels; The label must state this feature.

• In addition to grading, the specifications and year of manufacture of the product must be specified on the label.

Dried fruit packaging for export

Export packaging of dried fruits and nuts should have the following characteristics:

• Protection of features and product quality

• Protection of product against contamination (including contamination of packaging tools)

• Protects against odors, tastes, colors and other product features

 

Food safety must be measured to ensure that no high, non-standard levels of chemicals enter the food. There is no general rule for export packaging, But dried fruits and peeled nuts are usually packed in cartons with plastic liners. Peeled nuts used for wholesale are usually packaged in smell-proof hemp plastic bags. Quality, labeling, and packaging are some of the features that should be considered when exporting goods such as nuts and dried fruits to Europe.

Supplier of best Iranian dry fruit & nuts

Kian Karaman Aria Company is the wholesaler and exporter of Iranian nuts and dried fruits with the highest quality and the most appropriate price. In addition to its presence in the field of international sales and export of nuts, this company has a direct and close relationship with farmers in order to eliminate intermediaries.

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