EghtesadOnline: Close to 87,000 tons of yogurt worth $108 million were exported from Iran in the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Nov. 21, 2017), indicating a 20% fall in weight but a 2% rise in value compared with the similar period of last year.
Around 64,000 tons of yogurt drink worth $69 million were exported over the same period to register a 22% decline in volume and 28% increase in value year-on-year, ISNA reported.
Yogurt and yogurt drink combined accounted for 20% and 13% of Iran’s overall dairy exports during the period respectively.
The above figures indicate that the price of Iranian yogurt and yogurt drink has increased in the international markets during the period, according to Financial Tribune.
Also known as Ayran, tan and doogh, the yogurt drink is a savory yogurt-based beverage. It is popular in Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, North Caucasus, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Lebanon. It is made by mixing yogurt and chilled or iced water and is sometimes carbonated and seasoned with salt and herbs.