Despite the global health and economic crisis, the gross volume of the world production of dates has increased compared to previous years mainly owing to the new plantations carried out in recent years. However, quality is currently below expectations, mostly because of the lack of availability of labor for good farming practices due to the pandemic. Overall, holiday season exports were carried out satisfactorily despite the drop in prices on the international market. On the other hand, the annual advancement of Ramadan has put pressure on exports, particularly for the Deglet Noor variety, which is late compared to most other varieties. Finally, high prices and irregularities in maritime transport have had a negative impact on exports.

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