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Pistachios: quality key to exports

June 30, 2022 at 9:03 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Iran’s pistachio exports slumped by 60% between January and May. Reasons are not only low inventories but also the war in Ukraine. Suppliers in Iran, however, hold one decisive advantage prompting demand to pick up in Europe.

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Iran officially only exported 29,985 mt of pistachios and pistachio kernels worth USD 218 million in January-May. Exports have thereby declined sharply by 60% in terms of volume and by 57% in terms of value on the 74,604 mt worth USD 509 million shipped in the same period last year. Not only are supplies lower than last year but the war in Ukraine is also weighing on demand.

However, it should be noted that demand for pistachio kernels ranges higher than last year. Although the total volume of kernels shipped has declined, their market share has ri

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