Iran 2nd largest pistachio exporter to EU, China after US

Sunday, February 19, 2023 12:00 AM 680 views

The figures covered in a Saturday report by the IRNA showed that Iran had exported 174 million euros worth of pistachio to the EU countries and China last year.

Eurostat figures showed that Iran’s pistachio exports to the EU had amounted to 111 million euros last year, down by more than 42% from 2021.

Pistachio kernel exports to EU from Iran also declined by 25 million euros to 43 million euros in 2022, according to the same figures.

The IRNA cited drought and declined production as main reasons for lower Iranian pistachio exports to the EU last year in 2021.

It also cited figures by General Administration of Customs of China showing that exports of Iran’s pistachio to the East Asian country had reached over 63 million euros last year, down by 82% compared to 2021.

Source: IRNA

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