Quality has suffered
According to traders Iran’s annual pistachio inshell and kernel exports ranged at 165,066 mt worth USD 1.105 billion in 2021, which is a 12% decline on the 187,607 mt shipped overseas in 2020. In terms of value exports have even declined by 18.7% on the USD 1.359 billion generated in 2020. Average export prices decreased by around 7.6% from USD 7.25/kg in 2020 to USD 6.70/kg in 2021.
This development started to accelerate with the arrival of the new crop in September. The volumes exported in the last four months of the year have sl