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Pistachios: sharp rise in exports to China

September 14, 2020 1:25 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Ranging nearly 25% below the volumes shipped overseas in July Iran’s pistachio exports have slumped in August. Nevertheless, the export performance has been quite good this season so far. Prices have fluctuated greatly over the last few weeks.

Record exports in July/August

Iran shipped 9,899 mt of pistachios overseas between 22 July and 21 August, down 24.8% on the 13,164 mt exported in June-July. This decline is attributed to the new harvest season which will start in October as many buyers prefer to wait for the new crop. Nevertheless, it should be noted that exports range as much as 172% higher than the 3,628 mt shipped in the same period last year and poses a new monthly record. Of the 9,899 mt shipped in July/August, 7,244 mt were open-mouth pistachios and 1,233 mt closed-mouth pistachios. On top of

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