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Pistachios: sharp rise in exports

August 19, 2020 11:43 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN/MADRID. Although global consumption has declined for pistachios amid the coronavirus pandemic, Iran’s exports range strikingly high. July has set a record in terms of volume. Traders are, however, less optimistic in Europe.

Exports hit 35,000 mt over last four months

Overseas shipments ranged as high as 13,164 mt in July, more than triple the volume exported in July 2019 (4,972 mt) and more than double than in July 2018 (5,586 mt). Iran has exported around 35,000 mt in April-July, a 235% rise over the five-year moving average for this four-month period. Total exports range at 119,951 mt for October-July, a 212% rise over the exceptionally low volumes of 38,406 mt exported in the same period last year.

Nevertheless, it should be noted total exports fall short of the 128,827 mt e

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