Economy, Domestic Economy

Rise in E. Azarbaijan Pistachio Output

Rise in E. Azarbaijan Pistachio OutputRise in E. Azarbaijan Pistachio Output

East Azarbaijan Province produced about 200 tons of pistachio from 160 hectares of land dedicated to its cultivation during the current Iranian year (started March 20), registering a 15% rise compared with last year, according to Abolfazl Shakouri, an official with the northeastern Iranian province’s Agricultural Jihad Organization, a provincial body of the Agriculture Ministry.

Iran exported over 40,000 tons of pistachio worth $381.64 million during the first half of the current Iranian year, the Ministry of Agriculture’s news portal reported.

The figure shows a 22% and 20% growth in weight and value respectively.

According to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, pistachio was Iran’s third biggest non-oil exportcommodity in terms of revenues during the period, after steel and iron ore.


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