Iran foresees $1 bln income in pistachio exports

Business Materials 4 August 2012 11:48 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.4 / Trend F.Milad /

Iran is expected to earn over $1 billion in pistachio exports this year, the head of the association of Iranian pistachio farmers said.

Mohsen Jalalpour told the ISNA News Agency that 200,000 tons of pistachio are anticipated to be harvested in the current year.

The last year's output amounted to 160,000 tons, he said, adding that 10-15 percent of the output is supplied to the domestic market.

Last year, 100,000 tons of pistachio were exported, he noted.