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Pistachio ADD



YTD Inventory / Shipment Report In-Shell Basis
Crop : 2018
Marketing Comments
7th Marketing MonthYTD1. As this month coincides with the Iranian New Year holidays, exports are generally down and will recover in the 8th month. The inventory at the end of marketing month 7 stands at 74% of this year's total marketable inventory (for Export) of approximately 70,000 MT.

2. Indian Subcontinent (quality and variety‐oriented) has been the main market for Iranian pistachios through March (7,000 MT). Out of 11,000 MT of pistachios exported to this growing market, Iran’s share stands at 60%, while the US has 40% of the market share through March.

3. This year’s share of Iranian pistachio shipments to Europe (2,000 MT) has been outstandingly less than the average figure of the past 4 years (2014‐2017: 12,000 MT). Through March, 51,000 MT of pistachios have totally been exported to Europe. The US’ share of this market is 96%, with Iran having 4% of the market share.

4. This year’s share of Iranian pistachio shipments to the Far East (3,000 MT) has been exceptionally less than the average figure of the past 4 years (2014‐2017: 55,000 MT). In total, 88,000 MT of pistachios have been exported to the Far East through March. The Californian pistachios’ share of this market stands at 97%, while Iran is behind at 3%.
Carry in from prevoius year35,000
Total Production52,000
Gross Inventory87,000
Domestic Consumption7,400
Export Shipments23,000
Adjustment/losses, Export5,000
Total Consumption35,400
Ending Inventory51,600
Note : addjustment / losses related to shelling and peeling process of kernels and green kernels.


Current Crop Year 

Monthly Report.pdf
Annual Report.pdf


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