The export of liquorice extract is considered very significant due to the fact that it is bringing high value revenues and it is one of the most important non-oil exports.
Liquorice is a medicinal plant that is wildly grown in Iran’s farms, harvested by the farmers and sent to factories producing liquorice extract and powder.
Based on some statistics, liquorice is second after saffron as Iran’s most exported medicinal plant.
This plant is important worldwide and a lot of countries have carried out widespread studies on it. Also, considering its properties and its sweetness which is fiftyfold that of sugar, different countries of the world, especially European countries, have included the import of liquorice in the form of extract, in their agenda.
According to the statistics of Iran’s Customs, in the first seven months of this year, over 4,000 tonnes of liquorice extract have been exported to the different countries of the world including the European countries, based upon which, 19 million 290 thousand 195 dollars have been brought to the country.
It should be noted that the rial value of this export is over 59 billion toman, registered in the statistics of Iran’s Customs.
It is worth mentioning that in the first seven months of this year, liquorice extract has been exported to countries such as, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, South Africa, Indonesia, England, Italy, Thailand, Denmark, Singapore, Marrakesh and the Netherlands.
Among these countries, buying 2 thousand 257 tonnes of liquorice extract,valuing 10 million 513 thousand 622 dollars, The UAE was Iran’s biggest buyer of this plant, after which, importing 1,600 tonnes of liquorice extract, Germany was the second biggest country to have bought this medicinal plant from Iran.