The statistics of lands used for cultivating and producing Date from 1981 to 1999:
|Subject||1981||1999||Overall increase||Yearly increase|
|Hectares of lands under cultivation||65250||217765||334%||13%|
|Date produced(ton/ hectare)||3883||5190||33%||1.87%|
Looking through Date commercial information from 1981 to 1999:
Iran with exporting 12426 tons of date was the third country in the world after S. Arabia and Iraq in 1981 but upgraded to the first position with exporting 134508.2 tons in 1994.
Unfortunately, Iran ranks the last from the point of price value increase. Date was sold 0.2 dollars per kg at the beginning and 50% decrease in observed from 1994 to 1998; as Date export has been estimated 51050.9 tons.
It is to be mentioned that the trend has increased to 58156.6 tons in 1999…