Iran’s five-month pistachio exports near $110m: Official

Iran exported around 16,000 tons of pistachios, valued at about $110 million, to 44 countries in the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21 to August 22), announced the head of the foreign trade office of the Central Organization for Rural Cooperatives of Iran.
During the period, 15,981 tons of quality pistachios, valued at $109.714 million, were exported from Iran to 44 countries, showing a six percent growth in weight, and a one percent decline in value, compared to the same period last year, said Rouhollah Latifi, according to Tasnim news agency.
About 23 percent of the total pistachios exported from Iran in the five months to August 22 was destined for the Russian Federation, he noted.
Other major target markets of Iran’s pistachios were Germany, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kyrgyzstan, and China, Latifi added.
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