EghtesadOnline: As the biggest pistachio producers in the world, Iran and the US have always had close rivalry in the production and export of the expensive nut.
EghtesadOnline: Close to 200,000 tons of pistachios are estimated to be produced in Iran during the current Iranian year that started on March 21, marking a decline of 80,000 tons compared to last year’s production, an official with the Agriculture Ministry said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran and the US account for 85% of world production of pistachios (dry in-shell basis), Iran Pistachio Association announced.
EghtesadOnline: Some 96,000 tons of pistachios worth $852 million were exported from Iran in the nine months since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21-Dec. 21, 2017), Deputy Agriculture Minister Abdolmehdi Bakhshandeh told Mehr News Agency.
EghtesadOnline: Ice cream has made its way to stand alongside Iran's top food exports. In fact, ice cream was Iran's second top exported food product in terms of value in the first six months of the current fiscal year (started March 21).
EghtesadOnline: The international pistachio trade has faced unexpected challenges because of tensions between Tehran and Washington.
EghtesadOnline: Germany was the main destination of Iran’s pistachio, as it imported 3,063 tons of pistachio worth $40 million from Iran, in the first five months of the current fiscal year (started March 21).
EghtesadOnline: Every year between 8,000 and 12,000 hectares of Iran’s pistachio orchards are lost due to water shortage and soil salinity, the head of Iran Pistachio Association said.
EghtesadOnline: About 150,000 tons of pistachio worth $1.5 billion are estimated to be exported from Iran during the current Iranian year (started March 21), to register an 11% and 25% growth in weight and value respectively compared with last year, the head of Iran Pistachio Association said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran Pistachio Association estimates that 235,000 tons of pistachio will be produced in Iran in the current fiscal year (March 2017-18), to register a 38% increase compared with last year.