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Pistachios: estimates under scrutiny

July 2, 2024 at 12:37 PM , Der AUDITOR
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FRESNO/TEHRAN. US exports witnessed a dent in May and US crop estimates have come under scrutiny for pistachios. Turkey will displace Iran as second most important producing country in 2024/2025.

Shipments still going strong

Monthly exports may have slumped by 26% to 49.6 million pounds in May as compared with May 2023, but the overall performance has been very impressive this season so far. Year-to-date exports have, in fact, surged by 56% to a record 783.1 million pounds in comparison with 2022/2023 as the recent shipment report issued by the Administrative Committee for Pistachios shows. Domestic year-to-date shipments have risen by a much more moderate 3% to 191.3 million pounds thereby lifting total shipments to 974.4 million pounds, which is 42% up on

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