Top five export destinations for in-shell pistachio were China with $199 million, India with $85 million, Russia with $53 million, Iraq with $50 million and Kyrgyzstan with $45 million.Exports of shelled pistachios stood at 19,336 tons worth $215.88, with Germany topping the importers with $50 million, followed by India $44 million, the UAE $29 million, Iraq $25 million and Turkey $13 million, IRNA reported.A total of 429 tons of other types of pistachio (slivered) worth $2.51 million were also exported during the period, he added. Kerman Province is a major pistachio production hub in Iran.Cold weather in spring has caused 130 trillion rials ($460 million) in damage to pistachio orchards in Kerman Province, says the chairman of Kerman Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture.“This is only our preliminary estimate on direct damage to orchards. If we take the entire pistachio production chain into account, the losses will have to be multiplied,” Mehdi Tabibzadeh was ...
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