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Pistachios: upbeat crop estimates

March 21, 2024 at 12:29 PM , Der AUDITOR
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FRESNO/TEHRAN. Domestic demand for pistachios is still rather disappointing in the US. Yet, exports experienced another record month in February. Sentiments are highly upbeat about this year’s crop in Iran.

Exports still main driver in US

February has not exactly turned the tables, but domestic US pistachio shipments did witness a recovery. While domestic demand has turned out to be rather disappointing this season so far, monthly shipments climbed to 21 million pounds February. This may be a sharp 19% rise on the 18 million pounds shipped in February last year but also ranges 5% lower than the 22 million pounds recorded in February 2022.

Year-to-date shipments show a similar development, despite crop receipts hitting a 1.5-billion-pound record. At 714 million

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