Pistachios Market Report

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It is an “off-year” for pistachios in Turkey. However, Turkey carried significant stocks over from the previous year, and exports in 2021 increased by 76 percent compared to the previous year, reaching 209 million 686 thousand dollars. According to data compiled by an AA correspondent from the Southeastern Anatolian Exporters’ Association (GAB), pistachio exports totaled 118 million 923 thousand dollars in 2020. In 2021, exports exceeded the previous year’s figures by 76 percent and reached 209 million 686 thousand dollars.

Pistachios were sold to 110 countries last year, including Italy, Germany, China, Canada, Portugal, Malaysia, Malta, Taiwan, Morocco, Japan, Moldova, the United Kingdom, Cuba, and Russia. Italy is one of the top destinations for Turkish pistachio exports. Last year, Turkey shipped 50 million 74 thousand dollars of pistachios to Italy. Germany came in second, with 33 million 627 thousand dollars, while the People’s Republic of China came in third, with 12 million 839 thousand dollars. Mehmet Cikmaz, President of the GAIB Dried Fruits and Products Exporters Association, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that pistachios are a key source of revenue for the entire area. Explaining how pistachio, which was formerly primarily utilized in the domestic market, has become a significant export item in recent years.