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Pistachios: dangerous hypocrisy

January 18, 2023 at 11:08 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Frustration and anger are growing with Iran’s government. Suppliers are now actively blaming the government for losing market shares for pistachios. Exports have, in fact, slumped by 75%.

Full warehouses vs. slump in exports

Although demand revived with the arrival of the new crop in mid-October and monthly exports rose by 53.5% in November (9,052 mt worth USD 60.707 million) as opposed to October 2022 (5,902 mt worth USD 39.503 million), the total figures are a far cry from the volumes shipped in previous years. Iran, in fact, exported 57,000 mt of pistachios worth USD 405.313 million in January-November 2022, which is more than 60% down on the 115,890 mt worth USD 1.042 billion registered in the same period in 2021. Yet, it should be noted that the

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