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  • Commodity : Thyme
  • Code : IEM-1204
  • Class : Medicinal Herbs
  • Type : Dried
  • Grade : Grade A
  • Minimum Order : 2,000 kg
  • Origin : Iran
  • Packing : Bulk– Bag 25 Kg – Carton box 10 kg - Packing @ Customer's Request
  • Supply Ability : 5,000 Kg per Month
  • Sample : Available to forward
  • Term Of Delivery : EXW-FSA-FAS-FOB-CFR-CIF-CPT-CIP
  • Payment Term : TT- 30 % against PI, 70 % against Draft BL
  • Documents : HC,CO, BL, Packing List, Invoice & etc.
  • Delivery Time : 15 - 20 Days
  • Inspection : Possible



Iranian Export Thyme




The name of this plant is derived from the word thymus meaning courage, which was considered a symbol of courage by the ancient Greeks. It is a plant with straight plant structure and herbaceous or woody and branched stems.


Iranian Thyme harvest season



In different regions of Iran, the appropriate harvest time for thyme is different. In one region, the best harvest time has been reported in early October and in another region in late June. The best date for planting this plant in the ground is March 6 to April 20.



Size and types of Iranian Thyme


Thyme is 10-30 cm high and in some cases up to 45 cm. This plant exists in Iran in the form of mountain thyme and Shirazi thyme. Thyme is used in powder form as a spice. Shirazi thyme is divided into two categories: broad-leaved thyme and narrow-leaf thyme, which are used to flavor dairy products.


Mountain Thyme


Shirazi Thyme


Thyme planting and production place in Iran



Undoubtedly, Shiraz thyme (broad leaf) and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari thyme (mountain thyme) are one of the most important provinces producing thyme for export from Iran. In addition, Ghaemshahr has a significant share in the production of thyme.



Types of Iranian Thyme export packaging


Thyme is exported in the form of leaves, powder and thyme with or without stems in packages with different weights in reputable brands from Iran.



How to send Iranian Thyme for export


Due to the short distance and lower transportation costs, land is used to export this product to neighboring countries, but in the case of exporting this product to European countries, air transportation is still a good choice for their export.


Export and import statistics of Thyme in the world


According to statistics, the global trade in medicinal plants in 1397 has reached more than 107 billion dollars and according to forecasts, this figure will increase to more than 450 million dollars by 2025. China has the largest export of medicinal plants with a 17% share of the world market. India is next with 8%, Egypt with 7% and Spain with 5%. In the import of medicinal plants, the United States has the highest import rate in the world with 9%. after that; Germany, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Germany, the United States, China, Italy, Spain, India, Russia, Japan and Malaysia all have high export capacities for the export of medicinal plants. In the Middle East, the UAE, Iraq, Turkey, Oman and Qatar can be considered by traders of this product.



Thyme export statistics from Iran


Medicinal plants are known in the world customs with the tariff code (HS Code) number 121190. Exports of Iranian medicinal plants to various countries in 1397 reached $ 520 million. A plant like thyme is one of the most important medicinal plants exported from Iran. The best destinations for exporting medicinal plants from Iran are China, India and Afghanistan due to the export potential and ease of trade relations between the two countries. Iran has the closest export link with Iraq. The US market has the highest demand capacity for this product. China shows the largest difference between the export potential and the real export in terms of value, the remaining export capacity is worth 847 thousand dollars.