German butter exports increase to Iran

Hopes for a new German dairy market in Iran has so far failed to materialise. Iran is extremely difficult overall, from negotiation to payment and insurance arrangements.

Only butter has experienced an increase in sales, from 200 to 1,000 tons in the first five months of the current year, according to the German Dairy Association (MIV) in its most recent report. For the full year of 2015,  800 tons of butter from Germany were sold to Iran and in 2014 there was a total of 1,500 tons.

Iran was the second most important third country buyer of German butter after Japan last year, which has doubled its import volume for German butter to 1,200 tons. South Korea and the US, ranked third and fourth, both increased the butter amounts to around 800 tons.

Also increased demands were seen from Egypt, Morocco and Macedonia, while Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Singapore and Taiwan reduced quantities.

German dairies has increased exports by 50 % to 7,500 tons in the third country butter business in the first five months of this year.

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