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Iran exports 8,000 tons of pistachio in 3 months

Kerman, Dec 22, IRNA – Head of Iran Pistachio Association (IPA) announced that 8,000 tons of pistachio have been exported in the three months between September and November. Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Saturday, Mahmoud Abtahi said that 48,000 tons of pistachio were exported to Oman, Kuwait, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Iraq last year. Some 50-60 thousand tons of pistachio were picked this year, he said. He went on to say that 80% of the pistachio is exported and the rest is used inside the country. Iran Pistachio Association (IPA) was established in 2007 to bring together the various sectors of the pistachio industry (growers, processors, service providers, and exporters) to further their interests. Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish