Pistachios, Market Update 26.06.2023
Exports Save the Day
US pistachio exports are on the rise, with shipments to Turkey more than doubling and India tripling. Year-to-date exports have reached 501 million pounds, which is 18% up on last year's 423 million pounds.
China remains the most important export destination for US pistachios, followed by Turkey and Germany. However, shipments to Turkey and India have seen the most significant growth. (Mundus Agri)
Production to Rise by 37%
Global pistachio production is also expected to rise by 37% in 2023/2024. The US crop is expected to range 47% higher than in 2022/2023, and production in Iran should also rebound by 89%.
Conditions in California are Excellent
Conditions in California, the world's leading pistachio-producing region, have been excellent so far this season. The fruit sets appear to be good, and the only worry is potential rains that may delay harvesting.