Iran sees 20% rise in pis­ta­chio deals

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

Iran’s pis­ta­chio ex­ports showed a 20 per­cent year-on-year in­crease in the first six months of the cur­rent Ira­nian year start­ing on March 21, the Ira­nian Stu­dents News Agency re­ported on Sun­day. Iran ex­ported 40, 000 met­ric tons of pis­ta­chios worth $381 mil­lion to 62 coun­tries in the pe­riod, the re­port said. Iran ex­pects to in­crease an­nual pis­ta­chio pro­duc­tion to 170,000 tons by 2017, with about 80 per­cent of the crop ex­ported, ISNA quoted spokesman Farhad Agah from Iran’s Pis­ta­chio As­so­ci­a­tion.

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