Saturday, September 18, 2004

Pistachio exports edge up by 104%

IranMania News: "Pistachio exports edge up by 104%

Tuesday, December 09, 2003 - ©2003 IranMania.com

TEHRAN, Dec 8, (Mehr News Agency) – During the past eight months of the current Iranian year (ending March 20, 2004), pistachio exports inched up by 104% compared with the corresponding period last year.

The volume amounted to $490 million, two times more than the corresponding figure. Pistachios comprised 13.6% Iran’s total export value, which is about 5% higher than the last year’s figure.

According to the Fars News Agency, Iran traded some 130,000 tons of pistachios in the eight-month period, showing 72% growth.

The report added that Iran has totally exported $3.6 billion worth of commodities to corroborate a 20% growth."

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