Which country is the largest producer of pistachios in the world? Which country is the largest pistachio exporter in the world? How old are pistachios cultivated in these countries?
Two main production as well as export hub in the world, Iran and USA. The average pistachio production in the countries of the United States and Iran, as the two main pistachio producers in the world, has been 42% and 33% in the five years from 2010 to 2015.
The annual production of pistachios in the whole world was 760,000 tons in the 2016-2017 year, according to inc. Of this amount, the United States contributed about 285,000 tons, equivalent to 53 percent of the total production. Also, the amount of pistachio production in Iran also is about 180 thousand tons, which is 23 percent.
In the current year, 2017-2018, the pistachio production in Iran has increased significantly. The amount of pistachio production in the world and in the countries of Iran and the USA, respectively, is not precisely determined. Therefore, we will announce the largest producer based on the organization’s statistics for the time period (that is, until 2017).
According to these statistics, during this period, the United States is the largest producer of pistachios.
Largest pistachio exporter
The average annual exports of pistachios in the period 2010-2015 show that Iran is the largest pistachio exporter in the world. Of the total world exports of pistachios, about 40 percent is by Iran and also 34 percent by the United States.
In the year 2016-2017, about 42% of all pistachios exported by Iran and about 26% by the USA.
The largest exporter of pistachios for the period mentioned above is Iran, according to statistics published by inc.
Country of origin pistachios
Iran has a long history of several hundred years in pistachio production. In the boom of pistachios exports and trade, Iranian businessmen have played an important role. Therefore, over time, different countries have recognized this product, and some like the United States began to grow massively. The pistachio production dates back to about 50 years ago.
Of course, we will introduce in a separate article the main source of pistachio production.