One of the most delectable Iranian delicacies, dried fruits also have several health benefits. Due to their nutritional variety, favourable effects on health, and ability to satisfy hunger, dried fruits are among the best options for snacks. Additionally, dried fruits will bring health and a pleasant mood to daily tasks. In addition to having a mouth-watering flavor, dried fruits can be eaten as practical snacks. One can conclude that Iran has a suitable platform for the development of international trade in dried fruits and nuts based on statistics on imports and exports of these goods in Iran and comparisons with other nations. The production and export of nuts and dried fruits play a vital role in the export of Iranian dried fruits. Pistachios, raisins, and dates form the foundation of Iran's dried fruit exports. The majority of the world's nations, including Europe, Australia, Vietnam, the United States, Russia, China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Australia, and others, import dried fruits from Iran. Germany is the biggest importer of dried fruit, whereas England is the biggest importer of nuts. Iran is the first country in the world to export pistachios; even if US exports are on the rise, the US is required by law to hold onto 30% of its exports for the upcoming year.
According to the research report, "Iran Dried Food Market Overview, 2028," published by Bonafide Research, the market is anticipated to add USD 438.34 Million in market size by 2028. Dried Berries lead the market with more than 35% market share since it comprises varieties such as cranberries, blueberries, black currants, strawberries, raspberries, lingonberries, boysenberries, elderberries, huckleberries, red currants, and so on. Dried fruits such as apples, oranges, pineapples, mangoes, and so on are expected to rise more during the projected period due to changes in consumer preferences for dried fruits. According to Nature, the conventional dried fruit segment has a market share of roughly 70% due to rising consumer consumption. Furthermore, the organic dried fruit segment is expected to develop significantly throughout the projected period due to rising knowledge about organic products and their health benefits. Reformulating produced foods to make them healthier is becoming increasingly popular. Top market makers are continually looking for new ways to make bread and confectionary items, particularly by employing dried fruits. Dried fruits have a reasonably long shelf life. Bread mixes, biscuits, cookies, and dessert toppings have a lot of promise in the bakery and confectionery industries. This is driving the dried fruit market in bread and confectionery applications.
Iran is at the top of the list of fruit production countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Iran is also in the eighth rank worldwide. Most of the Iranian fruit could be converted into dried ones. Some kinds of popular dried fruit and nuts are raisins, dates, pistachios, figs, and dried apricots. These kinds of dried fruit varieties have been traditional in Iran for many years. Dried grapes as raisins are at the top of the dry fruit production and exportation list. Nowadays, many other types of dry fruits are also available in Iran. These kinds of Iranian dried fruits are apples, bananas, mangoes, peaches, pineapples, pears, tomatoes, and many other varieties. Sultana raisins and Golden raisins are two kinds of famous and popular raisins varieties that produce grapes. The major export markets for Iranian raisins are European countries, Africa, and Asia.
As per the World Bank, the population of Iran was 85 million in 2021, of which 42.9 million were male and 42.1 million were female. Of the total population, 21.25 million are under the age of 14, and 57.8 million have an age between 15 and 64 years. The urban population is 64.6 million, and the rural population is 20.4 million. As per the World Bank, the GDP of Iran was USD 231.55 billion in 2021, the inflation rate was 30.6 percent in 2020, and the per capita income was US$2,756.7 (2020). Increasing population resulting in increased consumption is the major factor driving the growth of the dried fruit market in Iran.
Supermarkets and hypermarkets dominate the Iran Dried Fruit Market due to the convenience of having all products in one area and a huge assortment at the same time. Carrefour, Proma Hypermarket, Refah Chain Stores Co., and Shahrvand Chain Stores Inc. are the major hypermarkets and supermarkets in Iran. There has been a huge increase in internet usage and the use of e-commerce websites to purchase commodities such as dried fruits in recent years. Carrefour, Walmart, Amazon, and other well-known vertical experts are flocking to the sector.
The COVID-19 epidemic increased demand for dried goods since fresh fruits and vegetables were limited in stock in grocery stores and supermarkets due to supply chain and distribution channel disruptions caused by lockdowns. However, the epidemic has increased the demand for freeze-dried vegetables and fruits in the country, which will be used in soups, snacks, bread, dressings, and confectionary food commodities. With increased consumer health consciousness in the COVID-19 scenario, customers were aware of the detrimental consequences of artificial food additives used to preserve food, fueling demand for healthy and natural food products.
Considered in this report
•Historic year: 2017
•Base year: 2022
•Estimated year: 2023
•Forecast year: 2028
Aspects covered in this report
•Iran Dried Fruits market with its value and forecast along with its segments
•Various drivers and challenges
•On-going trends and developments
•Top profiled companies
•Dried Grapes / Raisins
•Dried Berries (Cranberries, Cherries, Blueberries, Blackcurrant, Strawberries, Blackberry)
•Organic Dried Fruits
•Conventional Dried Fruits
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The approach of the report:
This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and analyzing government-generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers into regional aspects, tier aspects, age groups, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to the dried fruits industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.
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