Pistachios: slowdown in exports

February 16, 2021 8:31 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. The election of the new US president, Joe Biden, is having an enormous impact on Iran’s pistachio market. Monthly exports declined sharply in December and January. Exporters are, nevertheless, satisfied.

Exports still strong despite slump

Iran shipped 16,638 mt of pistachios overseas between 22 December 2020 and 22 January 2021. This is a 34% decline on the 25,242 mt of pistachios shipped overseas between 22 November and 22 December and a 57% decline on the 38,518 mt shipped in November (22 October to 22 November). The shortfall is driven by the new US president Joe Biden. Issue is that hopes are associated with his presidency that the US may return to the nuclear deal, which Donald Trump quit, and that the US sanctions imposed in 2018 will eventually be lifted. At

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