U.S. pistachio production will reach a new high of 680,000 tons, and it will still be China's number one supplier
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Published Nov 29, 2023
The US pistachio production for the new season has exceeded expectations, with the output expected to exceed 1.5 billion pounds. This record production is attributed to favorable conditions such as cold winter spells, good spring weather, and a lack of damaging summer heat. Despite increased production in Iran, the main competitor of American pistachios, the president of the American Pistachio Growers Association, Richard Matoian, remains confident in the market.
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According to the US media FarmProgress, as of early November, the US pistachio production in the new season has exceeded 1.48 billion pounds (671,316 tons), and the quality and size are excellent. The output is expected to exceed 1.5 billion pounds (680,388 tons), exceeding previous forecasts. of 1.3 billion pounds (589,670 tons). The previous record for production was two years ago, when U.S. growers produced 1.16 billion pounds (526,167 tons) of pistachios. About 99% of U.S. pistachios are produced in California, with the remainder coming from Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. This year's record production is due to several factors that favor growers: ample cold spells in winter, good weather conditions in spring, There was no damaging summer heat and it coincided with a good year for crops. Although there are reports that production in Iran, the main competitor of American pistachios, has also increased, Richard Matoian, president of the American Pistachio Growers Association, is ...