US exports remain strong in May
The US witnessed another strong export month in May as a 13,779 mt of pistachios were shipped overseas, which is 53% up on May 2020 when exports ranged at 9,026 mt. Total shipments for the season amounted to 249,831 mt at the end of May, of which 82,164 mt were shipped within the US and 167,667 mt overseas. Exports are in fact 17% up on last year. China is the most important export destination this season by far (+36% at 48,124 mt), followed by Germany (+18% at 26,774 mt) and Hong Kong (-32.4% at 12,011 mt).