Iranian Pistachio Exports Reach $110 Million in the First Five Months of the Year, Russia as the Top Destination
Seyyed Rouhollah Lotfi, the Acting Head of the Office of Studies, Monitoring, and Foreign Trade at the Central Rural Cooperative Organization of Iran, announced that in the first five months of this year, pistachio exports reached $110 million, with Russia being the leading destination.
He added that from the beginning of the year until the end of August, 15,981 tons of various pistachio types were exported, valued at $109,714,177, showing a 6% growth in weight and a 1% decrease in value compared to the same period last year.
Key Highlights of Iranian Pistachio Exports in 2023
Lotfi further elaborated on the composition of these pistachios, stating that they included 12,590 tons of pistachios with shells valued at $71,664,217, 3,323 tons of shell-less pistachios valued at $37,306,179, and other pistachio varieties weighing 68.5 tons valued at $744,000.
Regarding the export destinations of pistachios, Lotfi said that Russia was the top destination, purchasing 3,733 tons worth $25 million, accounting for a 23% share of total exports. Germany followed with $11.2 million, the United Arab Emirates with $11 million, Kyrgyzstan with $8.5 million, and China with $7.5 million, ranking second to fifth in Iranian pistachio purchases during the first five months.
He added that India, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Spain, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Canada, Lebanon, Italy, Turkey, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Qatar, Singapore, Syria, Malaysia, England, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Australia, Belgium, Japan, Oman, Jordan, France, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Greece, Serbia, Switzerland, Thailand, Moldova, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and Bahrain were ranked from sixth to thirty-fourth in terms of pistachio export destinations from Iran.