The head of Iran’s union of canning industries, Masoud Bakhtiari, acknowledged the crisis in the country’s cheap food market on January 16. There was a staggering 59% decrease in the weight of canned fish exports in 2023 compared to 2022 and also a significant 55% drop in export value during the same period.
He attributed these issues to the skyrocketing prices of domestically caught tuna, making the Iranian raw material more expensive than imports. varieties.
Iranian exporters have lost the ability to export the product due to heightened production costs.